For the creators at SEGA, the Dead or Alive series was viewed differently at first. "When I first saw Dead or Alive, my initial impression was, ‘Look at them jiggle.'" Said Katagiri. "But when I actually played the game, the uniqueness of the defense and offense mechanics and the original elements of things like the danger zone were enjoyable and gave me an overall image that it was ‘a series that has evolved in its own way.'"
Now that the Dead or Alive series has caught up with the Virtua Fighter series, people are wondering if SEGA is planning to pull ahead with a Virtua Fighter 6. Said Haneda, "Even if we were to make a Virtua Fighter 6, we would need it to have something to make it worthy of the number ‘6' or we wouldn't be able to give it a number."
When asked if any other characters from Virtua Fighter would be showing up in Dead or Alive 5, Hayashi answered with a laugh, "That's… A secret for now."