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Fighting game developers to put on event to discuss future of genre

Capcom, Bandai, SNK, and Arc System Works are working together to put on an event scheduled for 31st July.
Fighting game developers to put on event to discuss future of genre

A crossover like you've never seen before is about to take place at the end of the month with a round table gathering the biggest fighting game developers in Japan to discuss the "past, present, and future of fighting games."

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On 31st July Capcom, Arc System Works, SNK, Koei Tecmo, Arika, and Bandai Namco will come together to discuss the state of the genre, as well as take questions from fans that tune in to the stream which is set to start at 5 pm PDT (1 am BST)

While little is known about possible reveals, two things have sparked excitement in fans' hearts, namely that ArcSys has confirmed a new character for its upcoming title, Guilty Gear Strive, which will be unveiled during the broadcast, and the fact said event will take place the day EVO offline was going to start.

Fans have speculated on all sorts potential surprises, ranging from a new Street Fighter from Capcom, DLC characters for games like Tekken 7, Dragon Ball FighterZ, or SoulCalibur VI, more information regarding long announced projects like The King of Fighters XV, and even talks about rollback netcode being part of the so-called “future of fighting games.” 

At the start of the month, Katsuhiro Harada, Game Director of Tekken 7, said on Twitter how due to all the delays and cancellations happening around the FGC, his development team was sitting on announcements with no avenue to make them public. Could this stream be the result of Harada-san's enthusiasm?

“Many plans have been delayed or blown away this year. I (we) wanted to talk about various things with the community, but the opportunities are steadily diminishing. Should I start streaming on Twitch?”

While we wait for the Japanese developers to showcase what's next for their titles, check out the latest on Project L, Riot's fighting game that's set to shake up the genre.