Seiki Aoki, producer of the Virtua Fighter series, was interviewed by Dengeki Online on the occasion of the year-end greetings and also answered a question about the future of the famous SEGA beating saga.
According to the producer’s words, Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown sold very well exceeding the expectations of the Japanese publisher and the company is now weighing on the future of the brand. Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown was launched on the occasion of the 60 years of SEGA and the goal of the game was to introduce the series to a new audience since the saga has been standing in the pits for many years.
For this reason the game was launched at a reduced price and was included in the PlayStation Plus subscription since the launch, so there was no desire to generate profits, which instead happened and which led SEGA to reflect on the future.
Aoki reiterates that this does not mean that Virtua Fighter 6 is in development and the same manufacturer confirms that a new game in the series could only come out in many years, after having carefully evaluated not only costs/benefits but also a way to renew the brand