The Beatles, Big Bang, TLC, Queen, Led Zepplin, Wu Tang Clan, Prince and The Revolution, Boys II Men, The Jackson 5, Onyx, Kiss, The John Coltrane Quartet, Earth Wind & Fire, En Vogue, Bad Plus, The HZett Trio, Zap Mama, and BlackPink are all examples of music groups where the combination of the members make the magic. Its the chemistry between the members in these groups , that certain combination of personalities and talent that just create magic moments in time when these groups were/are at their best. Some of the groups after members left tried to hire replacements. But its just not the same. Not saying that the new versions of the groups became failures its just hard to recapture the magic. Some of the groups are just to old to do what they used to do. In some cases the group members have moved on mentally and emotionally and no longer have the passion so that creating the magic again is just not possible. The original Virtua Fighter was released way back in the early 90's around 1993. That was almost 27 years ago. What's the original band even doing now? Are they still even capable of making the magic happen? Where are Yu Suzuki, Takuya Nagayasu Noriyuki Shimoda, Toru Kujiari, Masanori Sato, Tetsuya Sugimoto, Satoshi Fujinuma, Seiji Aoki, Yuichi Matsui, Daichi Katagiri, Hiroshi Masui, Tomonori Shiino, and the rest of the AM2 team? The creation of the original Virtua Fighter was almost 30 years ago. And some of the team weren't kids back then. If Virtua Fighter was a mediocre fighting game, then I would say it would be no big deal to replace some of the original designers, programmers, planners, directors etc. But Virtua Fighter is special. It is the quintessential masterpiece. A stroke of genius. Fighting game Magic in the moment. There will never be another Virtua Fighter. The mix of people behind the design, creation and implementation of the Virtua Fighter series were a special blend of people at a certain place, and point in time. It was the specific people in the band that made Virtua Fighter special! Yes I would like to see a VF6, but I want to see one that captures the original passion and magic that the old band had! Nothing is as sad as seeing a band perform that is no longer the band it used to be where members have been replaced, and some members are too old to hit and hold the notes. Even worse, to play in a time where the music has changed and they are only able to poorly play their old hits. That is a sad state of affairs I don't know how capable the original AM2 team and Yu Suzuki still are. I hope they're all doing well. They should all be rich by now But its not as easy to pull off VF6 as we might think. Virtua Fighter was and still is a pioneer in Fighting Game history. They were the firsts at lots of things, 3D fighting, trainable AI sparring partners, accurate Announcers, True Fighting Game Character customizations, etc. In the year 2020 or beyond A VF6 should be exploring new potentially unknown territory. It should push the envelope! Not just be a minor upgrade. TBH VF5FS is already a masterpiece. It could simply be released in all future game environments as is and that would be sufficient. Just like the game of chess. There really are no real reasons to change VF5FS unless you're going to make a true step forward. But if there is going to be a new Virtua Fighter, it should be a game changer like the original Virtua Fighter was. It should change the very concept for what constitutes a video fighting game. And I don't know if the original AM2 gang is motivated enough to go back to the drawing board and produce another game changer, miracle, and masterpiece like the original Virtua Fighter. In the context of the 2D Fighting games of the time, the original Virtua Fighter was the equivalent of releasing a fun (but realistic) Martial Arts Simulator! If you check back at early advertisements it was even called that at one time. IMO a new Virtua Fighter should raise the bar accordingly for today's fighting games. I know I'll get flamed for the following opinions (but that's okay)., A new Virtua Fighter, should innovate in the area of stages and arenas. Perhaps generated in real time (never the same stage twice! Including variable sizes). A new Virtua Fi!ghter engine should start with the kind of engine used in the UFC games and improve for balance. Drop the juggles and floaters (that's 25+ year old FG stuff). New Fighting games (even Arcade Fighting Games) should be trying Fun ways of using UFC FG type physics, dynamic stages, semi open worlds, damage physics, blood physics, stamina physics. New techniques for MoCap. Machine Learning for AI opponents, Adaptive Learning for AI opponents. We can't really be talking about a modern fighting game if we're still doing what we've been doing for the last 25 years! I would love to see Virtua Fighter 6 with similar combat as found in EA's UFC 3. OMG! if AM2 could pull that off while keeping the excitement of a VF5FS that would be true innovation. I know most of the VF community don't play the UFC games, but those games have combos too! The UFC combat simulation games have very, very deep fighting mechanics. VF5FS + UFC mechanics would be FN amazing AM2 could innovate on the tournament modes and event modes that are in the UFC games. Virtua Fighter took 2D Fighting game concepts to a whole new level. A new Virtua Fighter could take UFC fighting games to a whole new level!. But it would take the right mix of people in the right place at the right time to pull it all off. The original AM2 team, place, and time were special. That made Virtua Fighter special. You can't just take a bunch of different people and get the same magic, no more than you could get Purple Rain without Prince. I'm not saying the original team can't still produce the magic, it is likely they can. But do they want to? Are they sufficiently motivated to put in the sacrifice, hard work, arguments, disappointments, and drama that goes along with making magic? Yea, I would like to see Virtua Fighter 6, but I want to see a game worthy of its Virtua Fighter reputation and prestige. Not some stripped down, hollowed out, fighting game for dummies, full of micro transactions masquerading as a shadow of its former self, insulting previous fans, confusing future fans and shaming AM2. If AM2 can't recapture the magic in VF6, then leave well enough alone, and just give us a full version of VF5FS for current gen, and next gen consoles. A simplified Arcade mode of VF5F has already been ported to the PS4 Yakuza so just port the rest of the game so that the fans will always have a version of VF to play on current gen consoles.