It looks like Dead or Alive is going away for a long while as Team Ninja has announced it is moving on from the series.
Last week, we reported there were some hopes that Dead or Alive 6 might be being announced. This stemmed from the developer saying there would be an announcement after a competition this Sunday. It felt about time for a new one in the series as Dead or Alive 5 is pretty old at this point. Well, the announcement came and I can say, it's not what people wanted, that's for sure.
In a video, Team Ninja announced they are moving away from the DoA franchise to focus on new projects. It was also announced that Dead or Alive 5 was essentially finished and support would now stop. You can check out the 'announcement' here:
In the video, Team Ninja say:
Dead or Alive 5 has finally come to an end, but the Dead or Alive team is very active. It is time to stop what we are doing for now and look into the future.
This is a pretty weird thing for a company to do, although the transparency is nice. You don't often see developers coming out and 'announcing' the probable death of their franchise. Usually it happens quietly behind the scenes.Hopefully, Team Ninja find something new and exciting to show us in the future.