Sega Still Has No Concrete Plans For Virtua Fighter 6

From Siliconera: "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. "

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KingofBandits115d ago

Disappointing but I would think that the re-release of VF5 will play a large roll in if VF6 happens or not. Fighting games have went from "evergreen" coin eaters to e-sports competitions and I could see that making new titles difficult for the bean counters to justify. Still the current trends in fighters have me less then thrilled with the future of the genre. Way too much DLC, over priced season passes, $100 "day 1 editions" its all just become a bit ridiculous imo.

Yi-Long114d ago (Edited 114d ago )

The genre has been killing itself with its DLC greed. Only hardcore fighting games fans will invest in buying these releases on Day 1, while everyone else sees the expensive Season Passes and decides to either wait for a complete edition somewhere down the line, or just skip these games completely.

A more healthy plan for these games would be to release these games for 40 bucks orso, announce ALL content released post-release will be 100% free for all players, and then just KEEP that price for the game at that 40 bucks for the first few years.

That way, there’s far more incentive for players to step in on Day 1, you won’t split up the community between haves & have nots, you’ll keep positive word of mouth rolling with each new free update throughout its lifespan, and you’ll be able to sell the base-game for full price for FAR longer than they did last-gen with games like Tekken 7 & SC6 in the bargain-bin within 2-3 months after release (and many STILL opting NOT to buy it, because of the expensive DLC and thus the idea you’d buy a fraction of a game … )

DLC greed keeps folks from buying games at full price, or even buying it at all. Again, FANS will buy, but many more mainstream occasional players will skip.

VTKC114d ago

That is so me. I am a fan but a fan with self control. The last time I fell for their Decievingly Later Content was Tekken 7 and Dragonball fighting game. I have not brought another fighter on Day one since then. Tons of content for Tekken 7 I missing out on. Same with Dead or Alive, Soul Caliber, Dragonball. I refuse to buy their game X amount of times again until they do a "Legacy Edition". Or whatever they call them now where all the content is on the disc or discs and not with some voucher codes like lazy ass Street Fighter 5. And if they never do one then too bad. I will just play some other game. Theres plenty of suckers out there funding these practices.

Yi-Long113d ago

Same. I bought DB FighterZ new, but it was only 8 bucks orso. Never bought any of the DLC and never will, but if they’ll release a Complete Edition I’d bite. The sad thing is that I absolutely do like/love the game, but because the roster is incomplete I just don’t play the game.

Recently bought Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Edition. Didn’t have much of an interest in the game before there was a complete release, but when there was I decided I’d jump in. Which was a good decision cause it’s great.

Never picked up Tekken 7, SC6, or Street Fighter 5. What’s the point if they’re incomplete rosters?

XiNatsuDragnel115d ago

VF6 Is a must in the future.

blackblades114d ago

People want it, fighting games been releasing left and right these days. VF was like the only one that was a no show.

Vanfernal114d ago

Well if they don't plan on using rollback netcode they might as well not bother. So far my VF matches have gone from "playable" to lag fests. I was really rooting for this game but they dropped the ball with the netcode.

WheatBread114d ago

I don't expect much from Sega these days.