It was confirmed that Capcom was the victim of a serious hack last week that compromised sensitive data, including sales reports, employee personal information, and details about upcoming projects. The people responsible for this hack have started releasing information about upcoming titles and content the company has currently in the works, and details about Street Fighter 6 may have surfaced.
According to a pastebin containing files of the hack that is making the rounds on social media, the existence of Street Fighter 6 is not only mentioned here, but we also find that the game is in development for Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4. and PC. This information has not yet been confirmed, so it is worth interpreting it with caution.
Reports point to Ragnar Locker as the hacker responsible for the attack – a gang that was known to issue ransomware to other organizations in the past. With the initial hack, a ransom note was sent to Capcom by the entity that demanded they pay a sum of money in exchange for not releasing any of the newly acquired data.
The new information about Street Fighter 6 was shared by Twitter user pokeprotos and claims to be from an email that discusses the progression of 3D modeling. Inside the email are strings of code that directly reference Street Fighter 6 and the platforms it is reportedly in development for.
“ Ragnar just released more on the internet, this time including emails about #StreetFighterVI ,” writes pokeprotos. “The email itself seems to be about the progression of 3D modeling, but this is still groundbreaking. VI confirmed! ”
According to the files shared recently, Keywords International is currently in the process of testing the next game. The organization’s official website details its services, including Functionality Quality Assurance, making claims that Keywords are currently testing plausible.
The existence of Street Fighter 6 probably doesn’t come as a surprise to many fans here in the fighting game community, but if the details about its cross-platform, cross-generation release are true, then the meaning here is legit.
Street Fighter 5 was initially released for PlayStation 4 and PC in February 2016. Its exclusivity was the result of a deal between Capcom and Sony, which meant Xbox One users would not be able to get their hands on the flagship fighting game. from Capcom.
With a potential release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, the fanbase breaks the limitations of Street Fighter 6’s predecessor. Not only were we able to see the game on both next-gen consoles, but those who were unable to purchase the latest hardware – especially due to scarce inventory – will also have the opportunity to buy and play the next Street Fighter game.
Unfortunately, the leaked docs make no mention of cross-playing between all these different platforms, but if Capcom implements the feature, we could see the optimal setup for connectivity and player base.
At this time, the existence of Street Fighter 6 and the latest claims have yet to be officially announced or confirmed.