Capcom's Yoshinori Ono says that motion controls would be "physically too burdening" for incorporating into Street Fighter
Yoshinori Ono, the producer behind the Street Fighter 4 series and the upcoming Street Fighter X Tekken, talked to NOWGamer about the possibility of bringing motion controls to Street Fighter. After all, both the Xbox 360 (with Kinect) and Playstation 3 (with Move) will be joining the Nintendo Wii in offering such controls. According to Ono-san, it isn't likely.
“I’m quite interested in [motion controls], sure," Ono told games™ magazine. "People always ask if it’s something that I’d incorporate into a Street Fighter game, but if you try to imagine it with motion controls, you’d be absolutely exhausted by the end of round one."
He continued, “If I was to create a motion-controlled game, we’d have to come up with some brand new idea – Street Fighter Fit or Street Fighter Exercise, maybe? No, Street Fighter Yoga! Although that would involve flame breathing, so I’m not sure we’d get away with that.”
This lends more credibility to the report a while back that Street Fighter Fit was a consideration before Ono learned of the Ninendo 3DS and it was decided to port Super Street Fighter 4 to that platform instead.
Thanks to Valkyrie for the tip!