SNK Playmore Chief: Samurai Shodown Part of Revived Gaming Division’s Future Plans

By on January 11, 2016 at 2:34 pm

PlayStation 4 is quickly garnering quite the library of console-exclusive fighting games, the latest of which is SNK Playmore’s King of Fighters XIV.

In a recent interview with Tencent, SNK gaming division chief Yutaka Noguchi explained this decision, saying the reason is primarily due to the high worldwide sales of Sony’s eighth generation console. PlayStation 4 has been the clear sales leader this generation, having sold over 35 million units as of this past holiday season.

That said, Noguchi repeated many of the same sentiments from his recent Famitsu interview, and mentioned that they are still looking to bringing more games to Steam and mobile platforms. He also said that SNK Playmore is not just working on the King of Fighters franchise, but other properties such as Samurai Shodown and Metal Slug as well.

Finally, Noguchi again addressed the possibility of his company working with Capcom on another Capcom vs. SNK, but his answer remained the same: a new crossover game would need to wait for some time due to the company’s game development just getting back on its feet.

All in all, SNK Playmore’s acquisition by Ledo Millenium is looking promising for fans of their various properties. Stay tuned for more details.

Source: Tencent, thanks to JohnGrimm for the tip.

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