The next Street Fighter games' innovation could be in the realm of customization, series producer Yoshinori Ono said in an interview with GamePro. Speaking on behalf of what he himself would like to see next from the franchise, Ono said, "What I'd love to do someday, if possible, is taking these characters -- like Ryu, Chun-Li, Abel, and Juri -- and having a game where users could customize them to a high degree."
"I'm not talking about their costumes or something like that, but actually customizing what moves they use -- the timing of them, their strengths, their weaknesses -- so that my Ryu could be completely different from your Ryu. In addition to our skill sets being different, our characters themselves would be different," Ono said before comparing the situation to F-1 racing, where despite the use of different parts, strict rulesets guide the manufacturers and comptetitors.
"If we could simulate something like that in a fighting game, I think it would be really awesome," Ono said.
Indeed it would, Ono. Indeed it would. In the meantime until such awesomeness is realized, let's all look forward to Street Fighter x Tekken (pictured above with PS Vita exclusive character Cole McGrath), out sometime in 2012.