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Sega Has No Virtua Fighter 6 Plans Yet

The launch of Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown will determine if the long-running fighting game franchise still has a future.


This week's release of Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown will decide the future of Sega's fighting game franchise, as Sega's chief producer Seiji Aoki commented on the game and what its release means for a potential Virtua Fighter 6.

"Nothing has been decided yet regarding Virtua Fighter 6, so I cannot make any statement," Aoki said in an interview with Famitsu Magazine that was translated by SiliconEra. "But if you ask me whether I want to create it or not, I do want to create it. This title [Ultimate Showdown] will let us know whether there are demands and potentials for Virtua Fighter. We want to hype it up so it can connect to the next one."

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Now Playing: Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown Full Arcade Run

The upcoming PS4 release has been completely remastered using Yakuza studio Ryu ga Gotoku's Dragon Engine and features high-definition upgrades for all 19 fighters, arenas, and cinematics. There's even a downgrade option available if you'd prefer to play the game with 1990s graphics instead.

Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown released on June 1 for PS4 and PS5 through backwards compatibility, and is available as a June PS Plus game alongside spy adventure Operation Tango and space combat game Star Wars: Squadrons.

For more insight into the game, you can check out our Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown interview with Aoki, in which he talks about the enduring legacy of the fighting game franchise.

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