IMO The real competition for who could make the best fighting game experience has always really only been between AM2 and Project Soul. The competition for who could make: Best Character Designs Best Stages Best Fighting System Best Textures Best Music Best Fighting Styles Best Character Customization Best Artistic Direction Best Animations The competition heated up the most between Virtua Fighter 4 EVO and Soul Calibur 2, Quest Mode vs Weapon Master Mode. Items earned in Quest Mode vs Items earn in Weapon Maser Mode, Titles earned in Quest Mode vs Titles Earned in Weapon Master Mode. From there it went to battle of character customization Soul Calibur's CAS vs VF brand of fighter customization. Both of these games are masterpieces in their own right. Both teams AM2 and Project Soul have extremely talented artists, illustrators, designers, programmers, animators, and producers. Tekken has never really been a contender in this competition. DOA and Team Ninja would occasionally make a noise, but the real battle for who could make the best fighting game experience has always been between the AM2 and Project Soul Teams. I think AM2's VF made Project Soul produce better Soul Calibur games and Project Soul made AM2 produce better VF games. I imagine the AM2 team probably has great respect for Project Soul and vice versa. We need AM2 to raise the bar for fighting games by producing another VF innovation. We need this rivalry to continue because when AM2 and Project Soul compete the entire FGC benefits. Team Ninja ultimately tries to keep up, and the Tekken franchise, well, they do the best they can with what little they have to work with I want to see AM2 and Project Soul get back at it. Project Soul laid down the gauntlet with Soul Calibur 6, now AM2 needs to show them who's boss with a Virtua Fighter 6 offering. I think though Project Soul has always had a bigger budget to work with than AM2. There are just so many more Soul Calibur artifacts, art books, OSTs, intro, ending movies, gallery's story modes, that its hard for VF to compete on those items. VF has to rely on a pure battle system, nuance, balance, and beautiful graphics to keep them in the game.