Street Fighter 6 to be released in 2023 with open world setting

A new installment in the highly acclaimed fighting game is set to release with an open-world setting.

If you've been itching to get your hands on a new fighting game, you're in luck, as Street Fighter 6 was recently announced during Sony's State of Play 2022. From the looks of it, Capcom aims to redefine the genre come 2023.

Who knew Street Fighter could get so vibrant. During Sony's State of Play, a recent showcase of the game revealed a colorful yet hard-hitting Street Fighter 6 gameplay.

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The upcoming installment seems to have a couple of new features and two new modes while still retaining the classic street fighter experience in the Fighting Ground mode.

The first mode is dubbed the World Tour, which is an immersive single-player story experience where you take control of your own fighting character. It's not been confirmed whether a fixed protagonist or a custom-tailored character will be used. The World Tour also shows your character in an open world setting running around the streets fighting people. A street fighter game with actual street fighting? Now that's new!

Vibrant colors as Jamie, a new character who seems to be a mixture of Lei Wulong and Eddie Gordo from the Tekken series, annihilates his rivals.

Open-world is a brand new concept in a street fighter game. It'll be interesting to see how it all pans out. The announcement trailer seems to heavily focus on a new character called Luke, a hooded muscular MMA-inspired character hell-bent on fighting. Perhaps he could be the protagonist of the World Tour mode? Only time will tell.

The character is seen entering the alleyway in the World Tour mode.

Luke has been seen as a final DLC character in the previous installment and was hinted to play a significant role in the games moving forward.

In the announcement trailer, he seems to rival Ryu.

The second exciting mode introduced is called the Battle Hub, which is designed to bring the fighters together in one space. Battle Hub sounds like a typical hub area where players can come and meet new people. The Battle Hub is designed to further expand on the open-world concept to broaden the scope of player communication.

Battle Hub - This has never been seen in a fighting game before, let alone a street fighter game.

Street Fighter 6 is set to release in 2023.

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