Sega recently officially revealed  and then released Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown for PS4. This is known as Virtua Fighter esports in Japan. It is a PS4 console exclusive that has been develoepd by AM2 and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio. This release features updated graphics, updated background music, spectating and 16 player lobbies. A new update has just gone live for Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown and this update adds the ability to search for rooms when playing online. The Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown version 1.03 update download size is 966MB. Before this, you had to keep refreshing the list and scrolling for pages and pages to find your friends. Watch the Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown PS4 retrospective trailer below:

Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown version 1.03 update patch notes

Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown version 1.03 adds one of the highly requested (even by me) features that will drastically improve playing with friends online. The patch notes for the PS4 version are below:

  • Added the Room Search feature.

When you create a room, you can view the room ID and share it with friends who can directly input it when searching and join you. The following rooms will not show up even with ID search:

  • Fully-occupied room including audience
  • Rooms that do not meet the network restrictions
  • Rooms with ongoing tournaments or league battles.

Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown PS4 editions

Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown for PlayStation Plus (free), Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown Legendary Pack DLC ($9.99) for those who claim the PlayStation Plus version, and a complete bundle for $29.99 are out now on PS4 worldwide.

Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown Legendary Pack DLC

The Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown Legendary Pack DLC includes the following:

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This pack includes customization items, characters models, stages and music from the ground breaking original Virtua Fighter game.

  • Character customization items (around 2,000 types)
  • Original Virtua Fighter character models (all 38 characters)
  • Character Costumes (all 19 types)
  • Original Virtua Fighter stages
  • Original Virtua Fighter battle UI
  • Virtua Fighter series BGM/Audio (180 songs)
  • Spectator stamps (all 40 types)

The original Virtua Fighter designs have been remade for this title based on the original Virtua Fighter designs. The original Virtua Fighter stages cannot be used at the online matches.

Is Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown coming to PC?

As of now, it is only available and announced for PS4 but the wording around the release mentions “PS4 console exclusive” which usually means a PC version is likely down the line.

Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown is out now worldwide on PS4. I’ll have a review of this in the near future.

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