Virtua Fighter 5 PC port is “possible” if they can sort out crossplay

A Virtua Fighter 5 PC port of the latest game in SEGA’s long-running fighting game series is “possible” according to the series’ producer – which has the potential to be one of the best fighting games on PC – although it may be “difficult to achieve this”.

The Virtua Fighter series has been around since 1993 but hasn’t had any representation on PC in two decades. It was assumed that the most recent version of the latest game in the series, last year’s Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown, would finally make the journey to PC – but that hasn’t happened yet.

In a new interview with Japanese magazine Dengeki Online (via Twisted Voxel) – presumably Google translated, so there may be some miscommunication. Virtua Fighter series producer Seiji Aoki was asked about a possible port of Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown and confirmed that the original arcade version of the game “is based on PC, so technically it’s possible”. However, there are a few problems that the team would have to solve before it brings the game to PC – notably, crossplay.

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