We already knew that Virtua Fighter was making a comeback in some form. But now, a leak suggests it’s coming sooner than many fans thought.
The PlayStation Network for Japanese PS4 servers seems to have pushed the listing for Virtua Fighter x Esports to the system, though it doesn’t actually appear on the storefront, according to system tracking account PSN releases.
With the listing, the game’s internal identification was shown to be ID CUSA20138. Outside of that, two new images were pulled, including an icon and background image that shows several characters from the franchise and a logo with the title “Virtua Fighter esports.”
But a later update has provided fans of the series with more details, revealing that Virtua Fighter esports and the previously unannounced Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown that’s been floating around behind the scenes are actually the same game.