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Sega Still Has No Concrete Plans For Virtua Fighter 6

No plans for Virtua Fighter 6 as of VF5 Ultimate Showdown release

The latest Famitsu issue has special coverage to mark the release of Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown. It included an interview with chief producer Seiji Aoki from Sega. The interview revealed that Sega still has yet to make any plans for Virtua Fighter 6 as of Ultimate Showdown‘s release. [Thanks, Ryokutya.]

In the interview, Aoki also mentioned the new game’s availability on PlayStation Plus and arcades. Here are some highlights from Famitsu‘s interview with Seiji Aoki:

  • “At the beginning of development, I didn’t think the game could be free (with PlayStation Plus). (laughs)”
  • “If it were to be always free, it would be naturally difficult [business-wise]. So it will be available on PlayStation Plus for 2 months.”
  • “I thought from the beginning that if a game was born in arcades, we must also release the newest title for arcades.”
  • “I want to complete the features for team battles and esports management.”
  • “Nothing has been decided yet regarding Virtua Fighter 6, so I cannot make any statement. 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.”
  • “I hope a lot of players will receive this present from Sega.”

Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown, also known in Japan as Virtua Fighter esports, just released for PlayStation 4 on June 1, 2021, and arcades on June 2, 2021. The PlayStation 4 version also has a Legendary Pack DLC containing retro character models and music tracks.

Kite Stenbuck
An avid gamer who learned the Japanese language mostly by playing Japanese games. Especially enjoys Dynasty Warriors, Ace Combat, and Gundam a lot.