During a recent interview with Dengeki Online, Arc System Works’ Toshimichi Mori revealed that the company is currently playing with the idea of creating a brand new fighting game title for the PlayStation 4. While little information is offered beyond this short statement, he mentions that this will keep the company in line with their own record of having a new series ready for updated hardware, citing Guilty Gear on the Dreamcast and BlazBlue on the PlayStation 3 as earlier iterations of this pattern.
We can’t give you a definite title yet, but we want to make one. We make fighting games, so we want to release a fighting game. We want to make a new title as a third axis along with BlazBlue and Guilty Gear. We actually made Guilty Gear targeting the Dreamcast, and we started creating BlazBlue around the time of the PS3 release, so we want to make a game for PS4 when the system releases. Creating new things at the turning point of time is who Arc System Works is, so we would like to take it on.
This makes Arc System Works the only major fighting game developer with clear plans for the next generation of consoles. Let us know what you think of this announcement in the comments below.