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Dead Or Alive Developer Moving On From The Series...For Now

Team Ninja is ending support for Dead or Alive 5's DLC and stepping away from the franchise for now.


During a livestream event today, Dead or Alive series creator Team Ninja said it is ending support for at least Dead or Alive 5 and potentially the series overall for now. Team Ninja developers said during the livestream that Team Ninja is moving on from the Dead or Alive franchise as it looks toward what it might make next.

"Dead or Alive 5 has finally come to an end, but the Dead or Alive team is very active," the developer explained. "It is time to stop what we are doing for now and look into the future."

You might not hear from Team Ninja "for some time," the developer said, as the team is taking time to nail down what it's doing next.

Team Ninja created the Dead or Alive series and has worked on numerous instalments in the fighting game series in the 20 years since the franchise began in 1996. The latest core instalment, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, was released in 2015.

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round has seen strong DLC support in the form of new characters and stages over the years. So the end of support is tough news for fans still playing the game, but all good things end and it's exciting to think about what Team Ninja might do next.

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