ooh. finally i get to post something useful :] this is from an interview. the date at the beginning is 5/5/00. go here to read it http://www.gamecenter.com/Consoles/Previews/Dreamcast/Shenmueb/index.html?st.gc.dc.a heres the quote GC: Will everything you've learned from making Shen Mue affect how you approach Virtua Fighter 4? Do you have anything to say about Virtua Fighter 4 yet? Y. S.: (Coughs) If I were to make Virtua Fighter 4, of course it would have an effect. It would have a big influence. GC: Are you thinking about it? Y. S.: (Coughs) I'm currently thinking about it. I'm considering it, not planning. (Smiles) "NOT PLANNING. [SMILES]" !