Street Fighter 6 will be getting a new Dynamic Controls option that is meant to “help button masher excel.”
As reported by Game Informer, we already knew Street Fighter 6 would be getting a Modern control option that simplifies certain attacks into a single button press, but this third option – Dynamic Controls – looks to accomplish something more for a different type of player.
Game Informer’s Brian Shea was able to see Dynamic Controls in action, and he saw producer Shuhei Matsumoto tap face buttons one at a time to use all kinds of different attacks. As Shea puts it, “It quickly becomes apparent that Dynamic Controls aren’t meant to test your skills as a Street Fighter player but rather to ensure every player is included in the fun.”
This could be a wonderful option for those who may play with a younger fighter and is another example of Street Fighter 6 attempting to be one of the most accessible entries in the franchise.
“In a normal fighting game, when they [mash buttons], they just do a lot of whiffs,” Street Fighter 6 director Takayuki Nakayama says. “We wanted something important and something that makes a difference happen by randomly pressing buttons.”
While you may not know what attack will come when you press a button, there is still some strategy involved in Dynamic Controls if you wish to engage with it. For example, the type of attack your character performs will be partially determined by your current position and situation. This means you may throw a projectile if you are further away and you may do a more close-range combo if you are in your opponent’s face.
Classic controls and the Modern control option are available across all game modes, but this new Dynamic Controls option will only be available in local play as it’s meant to be more of an “easy mode.”
Street Fighter 6 is set to be released in 2023 and we recently said it may have just had one of the best fighting game betas we’ve ever played.
For more, check out Street Fighter 6’s full launch roster and our hands-on preview from TGS 2022.
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.
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