Capcom Working With Unreal Engine 4 to Develop Street Fighter V

Capcom and Epic Games sent word today that the upcoming Street Fighter V, shown in Las Vegas and the Capcom Cup Grand Finals held this past weekend, will use Epic's Unreal Engine 4 graphics technology.

While the title has been announced as a console exclusive on PlayStation 4, Unreal Engine 4 is already being used to power a variety of PC games including a new upcoming Unreal game. Capcom producer Bochan Kim said via press release:

Our goal with the next generation of Street Fighter is to take our beloved fighting game franchise and bring it to our fans in the best way possible. In order to fully deliver on that promise, we know we have to incorporate the latest and greatest technology available, which is why we partnered with Epic Games to power Street Fighter V using Unreal Engine 4.

Epic Games Japan territory manager Taka Kawasaki said:

I have been a very loyal fan of this historic franchise since the debut of the first Street Fighter in 1987. This opportunity to help the development team using Unreal Engine 4 for the new title is a great honor for Epic, and I couldn't be more proud. We know that the expectation level of fans is extremely high, so the support staff of both Epic Japan and Epic HQ have been providing dedicated support to help the team realize the very best performance from Unreal Engine 4 and deliver the highest quality experience to players.

For more from this weekend's Capcom Cup Grand Finals, click here for details of how the tournament wound up and click here for information on Street Fighter IV's new Omega Mode.