Yeah, you read that right. Despite all the cries that it would ruin game balance, and that Virtua Fighter
just wouldn't work online, there it is. Sega has officially announced
that Virtua Fighter 5
for the Xbox 360 will feature online versus multiplayer. Given that this was one of our personal predictions for E3
, we couldn't be happier. Online play in Virtua Fighter 5
will allow players to take on opponents in 1-on-1 matches over Xbox Live. The 360 version is based on the latest arcade revision and features new additions to the Quest and DOJO modes. Of course, Online play stands out as a particularly ostentatious feather in the 360 version's cap, as the PS3 version is an offline-only affair.