It is the same game but remade in the Dragon Engine and only on PS4. It is also rumored to be one of next month’s PS+ games.
Now, I own a PS4, so of course I am going to snag it, but being exclusive is kind of bogus when the previous version has been playable on Xbox One for half a decade.
They substiatially surrendered fighting games if they don’t even try to get mid tier games like this or the Arc System games. KI is no go without devs, the only hope is if they really buy WB in some shape or form and they get NetherRealm.
Disappointed it won’t be coming to Series X or even XB1. But very happy to see the franchise come back. People have slowly been discovering Virtua Fighter in the Yakuza games. being on PS Plus will give it more exposure.
To me Virtua fighter is what Zelda is to adventure games or Mario is to platform games. Sega never sells out on the gameplay. VF will never be button masher friendly, its so balanced and smooth and deep. Its fighting game perfection.
I think this will probably be like Judgment. PS4 last gen exclusive and then they release next Gen versions for Xbox series and PS5 and Skip XB1.
Let’s not be so dramatic. This game likely had a very small budget and the PS4 version would be the safest bet for any chance of success. Add in the fact that the game is playable on Xbox consoles and that may have impacted the decision to a degree. If this was launching on the PS4 and PS5, I’d agree that the mindshare of Japanese developers may have played a part. However this looks like a very business conscious decision and nothing more.
Nothing stops this from appearing on Xbox down the line.
On one hand, I like this because VF has my favourite artstyle out of all fighters and getting a new coat of paint on VF5 would be cool.
But being a PS4 digital only title that targets 1080p @ 60fps with no mention of a PS5 version running at 4K or 1080p @ 120fps is disappointing. It’s coming out at an odd time, mid-generation-shift.
While I think a VF6 would be cool, and a VF5 refresh isn’t a bad idea, I truly believe a VF Collection would make the series relevant again. With games playable in their original aspect ratio and resolutions, or in widescreen at high resolution. And 120 fps support. And HDR. And online play.
I look to Street Fighter Collection as the template here, with all the art included (VF has a ton of CG art).
Sorry to make this thread about something else. I see some untapped opportunity with this series. If this is truly on PS Plus, that’s awesome and I look forward to it.
It looked like a new VF geared towards eSports. But it’s likely that perhaps Sony worked with Sega to ensure their their VF5 was playable on the PS4 (and therefore PS5) and that it would be part of Evo.
This is speculation on my part but it makes a lot of sense.