A current ranking for an unannounced Virtua Fighter sport may level to an imminent revival of Sega’s preventing sport sequence. In March, Korea’s Recreation Ranking and Administration Committee rated Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown for PlayStation 4, a launch that could possibly be linked to Sega’s esports ambitions.
In line with the ranking, noticed by Gematsu, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown can be identified by one other title: Virtua Fighter esports. Again in September, Sega teased a challenge named “Virtua Fighter × esports,” however didn’t announce a selected sport title or platform. Sega stated on the time that Virtua Fighter “will be restarted as an esports title to commemorate the 60th anniversary of SEGA’s establishment.” A teaser video for the challenge confirmed footage of Virtua Fighter tournaments and ended with a shot of Akira, the face of the preventing sport franchise.
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown can be the (considerably) logical follow-up to the latest entry within the franchise: Virtua Fighter 5 Closing Showdown. That model of the sport was launched in arcades in 2010, and ported to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2012.
In February, Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada teased that he wished a consultant from Sega to come back on the following episode of the Japan Preventing Recreation Publishers Roundtable, a panel present on YouTube that has featured builders from Capcom, Bandai Namco, Arc System Works, SNK, and Arika. Harada didn’t clarify why he particularly wished Sega to look, however he might have perception into the writer’s preventing sport plans. The organizers of the Japan Preventing Recreation Publishers Roundtable haven’t introduced a date for the stream’s third episode.