Dead or Alive 7 was canceled after two years of secret development

Bad news for fans of Dead or Alive and the fighting game genre in general. Hiroaki Morita, producer of Team Ninja, the studio responsible for the saga, has acknowledged that they were working on Dead or Alive 7 for two years until the project ended up being canceled after the retirement of Yohei Shinbori, director of the latest installments.

Shinbori says that development started right after Dead or Alive 6 was finished, back in 2019. Team Ninja split into two teams, and while one team supported DoA 6 with minor updates and improvements, the other started plotting the future of Kasumi, Ayane and company. The cancellation of the project has led to the longest hiatus between games in franchise historywhich dates back to 1996 and has about 25 different installments.

Goodbye forever to Dead or Alive 7?

The news shared by the producer should not be interpreted as a final goodbye, but clearly Dead or Alive 7 can be expected to play hard to get. Currently, Team Ninja has just chained the launch of Nioh 2 with the most controversial Final Fantasy of recent times, Stranger of Paradise. After both, the company is immersed in the development of a new action game based on the romance of the three kingdomsone of the calls four classic novels of Chinese literature.

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Fuente: Gaming shop