Is Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown coming to Xbox?

Will it be laying the smackdown on Microsoft’s green machine?

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Sega’s enhanced rerelease Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown is letting PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 owners bring the beatdown online, but will it be arriving on Xbox anytime soon? The answer may dissatisfy, but Xbox owners can experience Virtua Fighter 5 through another means.

Unfortunately, there are no current plans to release Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown to Xbox platforms. Sega refers to the title as a PlayStation 4 console exclusive. Whether or not this is simply timed or will be exclusive forever on PlayStation platforms like Capcom’s fighting game Street Fighter V remains to be seen.

Can Xbox owners play the original Virtua Fighter 5?

While you can’t play the latest version of Virtua Fighter 5, which comes with improved visuals and online systems, you can still check out the last iteration of the game Final Showdown that released in 2012. The Xbox 360 title is available via backward compatibility on Xbox One and the Xbox Series X/S. If you play it on the latest Xbox hardware, it will run at a 4K resolution, which is a great compromise for those who can’t afford or even find a PS5.

Alternative 3D fighting game options on Xbox

Despite Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown’s omission on Xbox platforms, there is a great selection of 3D fighters to try and most of them are affordable to get into right now. Here is what’s on offer:

  • Tekken 7
  • Dead or Alive 6
  • Soul Calibur VI
  • For Honor
  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm series