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SONY PS3 LOSES YET ANOTHER EXCLUSIVE: VIRTUA FIGHTER 5 will now be running on ATI powered Xbox 360

Discussion in 'Nvidia' started by AirRaid Mach 2.5, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. yes I know it's already been posted several times - but that never
    stopped me from making a thread. so just to rub it into Sony-fanboy
    faces, and especially BLIG MERK ... haha
    VIRTUA FIGHTER 5 on XBOX 360.

    Although the Xbox 360 has a far different GPU than the one in the
    Lindbergh arcade hardware that runs VF5, the Xbox 360 can handle 4x
    anti-aliasing while NOT losing precious pixel fillrate or bandwidth
    like the PS3's Nvidia RSX GPU does.

    even though RSX (custom crippled NV47) is closer in architecture to
    the GF 6800 (NV40), the Xbox360 is probably a better platform for VF5
    because Xbox 360 has more fillrate than PS3 when anti-aliasing is used.


    anyway onto the press releases / news. ITS NOT A RUMOR ANYMORE.


    http://www.sega.com/corporate/corporate.php?item=pr_20061221a

    SEGA ANNOUNCES VIRTUA FIGHTER 5 FOR XBOX 360â„¢

    Premiere Fighting Game Franchise Makes First Appearance on Microsoft's
    Next Generation Videogame Console

    SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (December 21, 2006) - SEGA® of America, Inc.
    and SEGA Europe Ltd. today announced that the highly anticipated arcade
    fighting game, Virtua Fighterâ„¢ 5, will make its way onto the Xbox
    360â„¢ video game and entertainment system. Virtua Fighter 5 is
    scheduled for release on Xbox 360 in North America and in Europe late
    summer 2007. The game will also be available for the PLAYSTATION®3
    computer entertainment system on February 20, 2007 in North America and
    will be available in Europe simultaneously with the system's launch in
    March 2007.

    "SEGA delivers the most technical fighting game experience on Xbox 360
    with this installment of the award-winning Virtua Fighter series," said
    Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President Marketing, SEGA of America. "Virtua
    Fighter 5 takes full advantage of Xbox 360's hardware with
    action-packed gameplay, customizable characters, stunning graphics and
    highly detailed 3D fighting environments."

    Virtua Fighter 5 features beautifully detailed stages from around the
    world where players face off in fast-moving martial arts battles
    against one of 17 characters. Two new characters join the elite group
    of fighters, all with their own unique fighting style. With more skill
    and strategy than ever before, players will employ a new "Offensive
    Move" technique to take down their opponents from different angles. The
    game also includes the ability to customize your own character by
    selecting from four base costumes and a wide range of unlockable
    accessories and earnable items. As players win more tournaments they
    will not only earn costumes and accessories, but also prizes and
    in-game money that will allow them to buy items from the in-game shop.

    "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."

    Virtua Fighter 5 is being developed by the renowned AM R&D Development
    No.2 team based in Japan. For more information, please visit the
    official web site at www.sega.com/vf5/. For art and screenshots, please
    visit the SEGA Press site at http://segapr.segaamerica.com.


    _______________________-_________


    http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/12476/SEGA-Announces-Virtua-Fighter-5-for-Xbox-360/

    SEGA Announces Virtua Fighter 5 for Xbox 360
    By: César A. Berardini - "Cesar"
    Dec. 21st, 2006 9:00 am

    Oh, Ken, another PS3 exclusive lost... SEGA has just announced that
    Virtua Fighter 5 will make its way onto the Xbox 360. The Xbox 360
    version of Virtua Fighter 5 will be available across Europe and North
    America during late summer 2007. Below is the press release with the
    announcement:


    SEGA Announces Virtua Fighter 5 For Xbox 360

    Premiere Fighting Game Franchise Makes First Appearance on Microsoft's
    Next Generation Videogame Console

    SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (December 21, 2006) – SEGA of America, Inc.
    and SEGA Europe Ltd. today announced that the highly anticipated arcade
    fighting game, Virtua Fighterâ„¢ 5, will make its way onto the Xbox
    360â„¢ video game and entertainment system. Virtua Fighterâ„¢ 5is
    scheduled for release on Xbox 360â„¢ in North America and in Europe
    during late summer 2007. The game will also be available for the
    PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system on February 20th, 2007 in
    North America and will be available in Europe simultaneously with the
    system’s launch in March 2007.

    “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™ offersus 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 Fighterâ„¢ 5 into the hands of a gaming audience craving for
    a highly polished and credible fighting game.�

    Virtua Fighterâ„¢ 5 features beautifully detailed stages from around
    the world where players face off in fast-moving martial arts battles
    against one of 17 characters. Two lively new characters join the elite
    group of fighters, adding two new unique fighting styles for players to
    try and master. With more skill and strategy than ever before, players
    are also given the opportunity to learn and employ the new “Offensive
    Move� technique to take down their opponents from different angles,
    adding a new dimension to the game and something for both new and old
    fans to master. Virtua Fighterâ„¢ 5 also includes the ability to
    customise characters by selecting from four base costumes and a wide
    range of unlockable accessories and earnable items. As players win more
    tournaments they will not only earn costumes and accessories, but also
    prizes and in-game money that will allow them to buy items from the
    in-game shop.

    “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 Fighterâ„¢ 5 and we can now proudly deliver this
    game with SEGA to Xbox 360 gamers around the world.�

    Developed by the highly renowned Tokyo based development team, AM R&D
    Development No.2, Virtua Fighterâ„¢ 5 for the Xbox 360â„¢ will be
    available across Europe and North America during late summer 2007.

    _____________

    http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/752/752074p1.html

    Xbox 360 Gets Virtua Fighter 5

    EGA stunner goes multiplatform in 2007.
    by Justin Keeling and Doug Perry, IGN UK

    UK, December 21, 2006 - In a move bound to get certain fists pumping in
    the hardcore gaming fraternity, SEGA today announced that its much
    hyped PlayStation 3 exclusive Virtua Fighter 5 officially will come to
    Xbox 360 in late summer 2007.

    The last game in the Virtua Fighter series was a PS2 exclusive, which
    sold exceptionally well on Sony's system. Virtua Figher 5 had been
    hyped for some time as a killer PS3 exclusive for fighting fans, but --
    following in the footsteps of Assassin's Creed and GTA IV -- will also
    go multi-platform.

    The PS3 version still retains some level of exclusivity, with a US
    release on February 20 and with the console's launch in Europe. The
    Xbox 360 version will ship in late summer 2007, according to SEGA.

    Virtua Fighter 5 offers worldwide fighting stages in which as many as
    17 contestants vie, including two new characters, El Blaze, a wrestler
    somewhat like Wolf, and Eileen, who employs a Chinese Monkey Kung-Fu
    fighting style. SEGA also has implemented a new "offensive move"
    enabling players to take down opponents from different angles; these
    moves are believed to set VF5 apart from past VF games. Like in Virtua
    Fighter 4: Evolution, players can customize their characters. They can
    pick from four base costumes in the beginning, and then choose from a
    wide spectrum of unlockable accessories items as they progress. By
    winning more tournaments, players not only earn costumes and
    accessories, they receieve prizes and in-game money for browsing in the
    in-game shop.

    "SEGA delivers the most technical fighting game experience on Xbox 360
    with this installment of the award-winning Virtua Fighter series," said
    Scott A. Steinberg, vice president marketing, SEGA of America. "Virtua
    Fighter 5 takes full advantage of Xbox 360's hardware with
    action-packed gameplay, customizable characters, stunning graphics and
    highly detailed 3D fighting environments."

    "The Virtua Fighter series from SEGA has one of the most prestigious
    histories in video games," said Jeff Bell, corporate VP of marketing at
    Xbox. "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."
     
    AirRaid Mach 2.5, Dec 22, 2006
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  2. AirRaid Mach 2.5

    gamefixer Guest

    Wow, Virtua Fighter... Big deal.

    Matt
     
    gamefixer, Dec 26, 2006
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  3. AirRaid Mach 2.5

    Andre Matuch Guest

    And yet, if it was exclusive, you'd be on the newsgroup gloating about how
    only the Sonyphiles can play it.

    Andre
     
    Andre Matuch, Dec 26, 2006
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  4. AirRaid Mach 2.5

    Paul Heslop Guest

    he's a roll, he doesn't care
     
    Paul Heslop, Dec 26, 2006
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  5. AirRaid Mach 2.5

    Paul Heslop Guest

    I hope it's bacon :O)
     
    Paul Heslop, Dec 26, 2006
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