Street Fighter 6 for Xbox, PC: Trailer, characters, and everything you need to know

Street Fighter 6 key art Ryu, Chun-Li, Jamie, Luke
(Image credit: Capcom)

Street Fighter 6 is on the way! The popular fighting-game franchise is returning for its sixth mainline entry, with published and developer Capcom pulling out all the stops to make this everything that new and returning fans could want.

After the last game in the franchise, Capcom has a lot to prove this time around. From the gameplay modes to the characters, there's a lot to go through. Here's everything you need to know about Street Fighter 6.

Street Fighter 6: What is it?

Blank returns to shock all challengers. (Image credit: Capcom)

Street Fighter 6 is the next mainline entry in the long-running Street Fighter series of fighting games. While the first teaser for the game was revealed early in 2022, Capcom unveiled gameplay for Street Fighter 6, alongside numerous other details, at the June 2022 PlayStation State of Play showcase.

Not many of the best Xbox games are fighting games, but Street Fighter 6 certainly has the potential to join the list. The series began in 1987 with the original Street Fighter, and since then, there have been multiple mainline games, as well as even more spinoff and crossover titles. As of June 2022, the Street Fighter franchise has sold over 47 million copies.

As a fighting game, Street Fighter 6 can be expected to have a long list of characters, each with distinct moves, advantages, and disadvantages. Street Fighter 6 is also introducing new modes, expanding the series and making this potentially the biggest Street Fighter game ever. 

Street Fighter 6: Trailers

The first teaser for Street Fighter 6 showed a broad, muscular Ryu preparing for combat, but little else.

The first gameplay trailer for Street Fighter 6 was revealed during Sony's State of Play presentation on June 2, 2022. The trailer officially confirmed the first four characters, as well as giving an overview of the game's different modes.

That same day as the gameplay reveal, Capcom shared a trailer for the all-new commentary mode in Street Fighter 6. This mode adds in real-time commentary, with a tournament-style commentator providing feedback on a match in real-time. English and Japanese voices are supported, with subtitles for 13 languages.

On Apr 21, 2023, Capcom hosted a Street Fighter 6 Showcase event where they went demonstrated all the game's new modes, gameplay features and upcoming DLC. 

Street Fighter 6: Gameplay and features

Newcomers Luke and Jamie settle their differences with their fists. (Image credit: Capcom)

As mentioned above, Street Fighter 6 is being developed using the proprietary RE Engine. This is the same engine Capcom has used for the vast majority of its games over the last few years, including Resident Evil titles like Resident Evil Village and the upcoming Resident Evil 4 remake. 

Capcom describes the art direction of the game as "where graffiti meets realism," with realistic characters and backgrounds given a painted effect, while large splashes of color punctuate the action.

Street Fighter 6 is based around three huge modes: Fighting Ground, World Tour, and Battle Hub. Together, these three modes make Street Fighter 6 the biggest street fighter game ever. 

The game is also being designed around being far more accessible than past Street Fighter games. This starts with how there's two control schemes; A classic layout for longtime veterans, and a simpler method for new fans. You can see these controls below; tap the symbol above the upper-right corner of the images to enlarge them.

Classic controls:

The Classic control scheme for old-school fighting game fans. (Image credit: Capcom)

These are classic controls that will feel familiar to anyone who has been playing fighting games. They may be complicated for newcomers to learn, but allow for the most precision when planning out attacks. 

Modern controls:

Modern Controls' simplified control scheme will new help newcomers learn how to play (Image credit: Capcom)

These controls are much simpler and are designed so that anyone who has never played a fighting game can quickly understand them and start playing. Naturally, this simplicity means these controls don't offer as much precision as the classic controls.

Regardless of which controls are chosen, also new to Street Fighter 6's gameplay is the Drive Gauge system. Characters earn portions of their Drive meter for performing different actions, like parrying an attack. Portions of the meter can be used up for special attacks. If a fighter uses up their entire meter, they'll enter Burnout, which applies multiple disadvantages until the meter is recovered.

Here's the different Drive moves: 

  • Drive Impact: A powerful attack that can wall splat an enemy in a corner, or absorb an enemy blow.
  • Drive Parry: Parry an enemy attack and recover Drive meter if timing is perfect.
  • Overdrive: Equivalent of EX Special Moves in previous Street Fighter games.
  • Drive Rush: Quick rush forward that costs less if used following a Drive Parry.
  • Drive Reversal: Counterattack while blocking.

Master the Drive Gauge to bring the pain your opponents  (Image credit: Capcom)

Diving into Street Fighter 6's three big modes, the Fighting Ground is the evolution of classic versus modes in past Street Fighter games. This is where many players are going to spend the vast majority of their time. It contains training modes, Arcade mode, online fights, local fights, and more. 

There's the Battle Hub, an online hub hangout area allowing players to interact with others between fights. 

And finally, there's World Tour. This is a gigantic single-player story mode where players can create their own street fighter character and explore a semi-open world. Here they can interact with their favorite Street Fighters to learn their backstories or even become their students to learn their special moves. They will also get into special battles with unique rules and characters you wouldn't find in the regular online multiplayer or arcade modes.

Street Fighter 6: List of characters

The Strongest Woman in the World, Chun-Li makes her graceful comeback. (Image credit: Capcom)

The roster in Street Fighter 6 is composed of longtime mainstays and newcomers alike. Here are the characters officially confirmed so far for the base game: 

  • Blanka
  • Cammy
  • Chun-Li
  • Dee Jay
  • Dhalsim
  • E. Honda
  • Guile
  • Jamie
  • JP
  • Juri
  • Ken
  • Kimberly
  • Lily
  • Luke
  • Manon
  • Marisa
  • Ryu

After the game launches, it will receive new playable characters as DLC over the coming months. The post-launch DLC characters so far are:

  • Rashid (coming Summer 2023)
  • A.K.I. (coming Autumn 2023)
  • Ed (coming Winter 2024)
  • Akuma (coming Spring 2024)

Street Fighter 6: Is it coming to Xbox and Xbox Game Pass?

Street Fighter 6's "graffiti meets realism" artstyle will enhance the visual impact of your moves in battle. (Image credit: Capcom)

Unlike its predecessor, Street Fighter 6 is in fact coming to Xbox consoles! Street Fighter 5 was a PlayStation 4 console exclusive, so while the game came to PC, the only other platform it was available on was the PS4, and it's extremely unlikely that'll ever change. 

Street Fighter 6 is confirmed to launch on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PC via Steam, PS5, and PS4. Now, you'll notice that Street Fighter 6, while a multiplatform game, isn't coming to Xbox One consoles. The exact reason it's skipping one platform's last-generation console and not the other isn't currently clear. This means if you're an Xbox player who wants to enjoy Street Fighter 6, you'll need to pick up one of the two current-generation systems.

No word has been given as of yet when or if Street Fighter 6 will coming to Xbox Game Pass.

Street Fighter 6: PC spec requirements

Don't get hit by Chun-Li's lightning kicks if you wish to win. (Image credit: Capcom)

The PC specification requirements for the Steam version of Street Fighter 6 are:

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Minimum requirements
Operating System: Windows 10 (20H1 version or newer, 64-bit versions)
Processor:Intel Core i5-7500 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200
Memory: 8GB RAM
Graphics: GTX1060 (VRAM 6GB) / Radeon RX 580 (VRAM 4GB)
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 25GB available space
Additional notes: The framerate may drop during graphic-intensive cutscenes. The PC requirements are subject to change in the final version as this title is still in development
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Recommended requirements
Operating System: Windows 10 (20H1 version or newer, 64-bit versions)
Processor: Intel Core i7 8700 / AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Memory: 16GB RAM
Graphics: RTX2070 / Radeon RX 5700XT
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 25GB available space
Additional notes: The framerate may drop during graphic-intensive cutscenes. The PC requirements are subject to change in the final version as this title is still in development

Street Fighter 6: Cross-play support

Dhalsim shall enlighten you on what it means to be a true fighter. (Image credit: Capcom)

Street Fighter 6 will feature full Cross-play and Cross-platform support between the Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation, and PC versions of the game. This means that all players will be able to challenge other each online, no matter what console they are playing on. 

On top of that, Street Fighter 6 will implement rollback netcode to ensure that online matches will be a smooth and stable experience for all combatants involved.

Street Fighter 6: Release date

Utilize Jamie's fast-paced drunken boxing fighting style to overwhelm your foes. (Image credit: Capcom)

Street Fighter 6 is scheduled to be released on June 6, 2023, on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam.


Street Fighter 6

Put up your dukes and take on the next generation of fighters in Street Fighter 6. Fight your rivals in local or online multiplayer matches, play as iconic Street Fighter characters like Ryu, Ken, and Chun-Li in versus matches, or create your own Street Fighter avatar to challenge the legends in the new single-player World Tour Mode.

Pre-order from: Xbox | Steam (GMG)

Samuel Tolbert
Freelance Writer

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.