This is a question I had from way back, because they never touched on it. The beta had some stages unlockable through FM, but it wasn’t a sure thing that there wouldn’t be any Zenny-only stages. So it’s good to hear that they’ll be treated just like character DLC.
"Can you tell me more about what type of DLC is being considered after release aside from new characters and costumes, such as new stages, new modes or anything that might be of interest?
Our post launch content is based on characters, stages and costumes. Some costumes will be earnable only with Fight Money, and some costumes will be only purchasable with Zenny, which is our real money currency. Characters and stages will be purchasable with Fight Money or Zenny.
We also have our cinematic story expansion scheduled for release in June as a free update. This will be truly an epic drop of content, and it’s the story mode that our fans have been asking for. With over an hour of cinematic content alone, not including any gameplay, this will bring the Street Fighter world to life like never before.
The development team doesn’t stop working on upgrading the base service either, and we already have additional modes in development, planned to be released for free. I can’t spill the details on these yet, but I can say we have very ambitious plans for Street Fighter V."