News: Another Sony exclusive jumps ship.
Sega has announced they will be brining Virtua Fighter 5 to the Xbox 360, as well as the PS3, in 2007.
Virtua Fighter 5, developed by Sega studio AM2, will make it's way to the PlayStation 3 on February 20. That version of the game will have the market to itself for about six months, after which Sega plans to launch the Xbox 360 version in late Summer.
?Those people lucky enough to have already played Virtua Fighter 5 will know that it's laid the foundations to become the clear benchmark for fighting games on all next generation consoles?, said Matt Woodley, Creative Director, SEGA Publishing Europe Ltd. ?Bringing Virtua Fighter 5 to the Xbox 360 offers us a platform with power to handle the astonishing visuals, the complex and varied fighting styles of all the customisable characters and will undoubtedly put Virtua Fighter 5 into the hands of a gaming audience craving for a highly polished and credible fighting game.?
?The Virtua Fighter series from Sega has one of the most prestigious histories in video games,? said Jeff Bell, corporate vice president of global marketing for the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. ?It's a franchise that has grown an army of loyal fans both in arcades and on consoles worldwide, and is consistently rated extremely high by the media. Fighting game fans have been hungry for Virtua Fighter 5 and we can now proudly deliver this game with Sega to Xbox 360 gamers around the world.?
We'll have more on both versions of Virtua Fighter 5 soon.