Virtua Fighter Reboot is in Development – Rumour

  • Samanta Blumberg
  • Feb 11, 2024
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Virtua Fighter Reboot is in Development – Rumour

For enthusiasts of fighting video games, the list of exciting titles seems to be ever-expanding with the introduction of games like Street Fighter 6, Tekken 8, Mortal Kombat 1, and Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising, fleshing the genre out. And if insider information proves accurate, the fighting game roster could soon welcome back a familiar face: Sega's Virtua Fighter.

According to reports from Midori, a leaker with a track record of accurate Sega (notably Atlus) related leaks, Sega is breathing new life into its cherished Virtua Fighter series with a reboot. This time, contrary to the direction taken with Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio is not helping the development. However, the project is said to include members of the development team from the more recent Virtua Fighter titles.

Insights shared by Midori reveal that the reboot will cater to a wide range of players by incorporating both single and multiplayer components. It is designed to allure both newcomers and devoted fighting game aficionados, including those who partake in competitive gaming scenes.

Sega has demonstrated an eagerness to revisit and rejuvenate its older franchises recently, having unveiled five new reboots at The Game Awards in December. Rumors swirl that there's even more in the pipeline, with at least five additional projects speculated to be in development.

It's been quite some time since Virtua Fighter made waves in the gaming world. While Virtua Fighter 3tb Online made its way to Japanese arcades last year and Ultimate Showdown graced arcades and the PS4 in 2021, the franchise hasn't seen a new main entry since Virtua Fighter 5 debuted in 2007.

Back in 2021, Seiji Aoki, the chief producer of Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown, shared his personal desire to craft a new installment for the Virtua Fighter saga. At that time, discussions about a potential sixth main entry remained speculative.

As fans await official confirmation, the prospect of a Virtua Fighter reboot marks a thrilling development for the fighting game community, signaling the continuation of Sega's commitment to revitalize its classic gaming titles.

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