We heard a bit about Dead or Alive 6’s new engine that Team Ninja is working on, and while it looks great so far, 4Gamer is asking the important questions in a recent interview—will it have proper jiggle physics?
Here’s a bit from the interview with 4Gamer and producer Yohei Shimbori:
4Gamer: By the way, will there be proper “jiggles” in Dead or Alive 6? We heard that the Soft Engine is being discontinued.
Yohei Shimbori, Producer: I had a feeling there’d be some misunderstandings, but I never once said that there won’t be any jiggles. This time around we’re going with a new engine, and we’re simply discontinuing the Soft Engine for a new one. But for now, please just look at the screen, it’s jiggling, right?
[Editor’s Note: 4Gamer watched footage for the “jiggles” at this point in the interview, but you can watch the video below for a look at the return of jiggle physics in Dead or Alive 6, which was apparently missing in the build at E3 2018.]
It certainly is jiggly…
Yohei Shimbori: Moreover, the jiggles vary depending on the costumes. Characters that wear tougher clothing don’t show much jiggles. From here on we’ll release more loose clothing, and they’ll certainly have a different kind of jiggle, so do please look forward to seeing those.
The way it changes based on different clothing is a very realistic degree of showing jiggles.
Yohei Shimbori: In any case, thinking you can just have the entire body jiggle all over is no good. I’m pushing the engineering department’s physics team to just focus on jiggling as we create the world’s number one physics engine. It currently doesn’t have a name, so please just call it the New Engine. That’s what we’ve instructed the overseas media as well.
I see. New Engine, huh.
Yohei Shimbori: A natural exterior and a springy interior is the way of jiggle we’re aiming for, and I’m confident no one will likely be able to catch up with this technology we’re creating!
Dead or Alive 6 releases on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in early 2019. Check our previous report to hear more from Shimbori-san who talked about why they’ve revealed more male characters and the latest state of development in a recent interview.