Fighting games are Facebook-bound, says Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono

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The man behind Street Fighter 4 3D Edition for the Nintendo 3DS sees Facebook as the future home of fighting games, Siliconera reports. Finally, Facebook users can duke it out in a game rather than publicly through News Feeds. After a CVG reporter mentioned the lack of fighting games on Facebook to Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono, he replied, "I can't say much but I will say there will be. I can't say why - but I do think there will be." In other words, Ono knows something we don't.

According to Siliconera, Ono believes that Facebook and fighting games are a natural fit, thanks to the improved communications options through the 3DS version of the game and the reply modes on consoles. "I think the framework of social networking and fighting games, or the amalgamation of fighting games, have already started," Ono said. "So, when I say something will happen I'm just going to add a little bit more on top of the framework we have now and once that is done I think we will get there."

In short, it looks like Capcom is working on bringing fighting games to Facebook one way or another. Considering Capcom already has experience with Facebook-connected games like Smurf's Village, it's not exactly a leap to bring Street Fighter to Facebook. Come to think of it, a Street Fighter game on Facebook would likely not be short of ... awesome.

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