Team Ninja has confirmed that a free-to-play version of Dead or Alive 6 is currently in the works. This version of the game will be somewhat similar to Dead or Alive 5: Core Fighters, which was a free-to-play game with limited characters.
Dead or Alive 6 director Yohei Shimbori confirms the free version of the game exists after Dead or Alive 6 Core Fighters was seen in Microsoft’s online store.
"We do have plans to make a free-to-play version, but we haven’t announced when it will be available. We can promise it will be out post-launch of the full game. We can’t talk about it yet since we don't have concrete details about what will be included yet. But, it will be similar to what we had with Dead or Alive 5: Core Fighters." said Shimbori during an interview with Siliconera.
There’s no release date given for the free version, but you can expect it to launch sometime after Dead or Alive comes out on March 1.
With Team Ninja focusing on Dead or Alive 6 to be a solid contender in the growing esports fighting game scene, a free version of the game can go a long way. And with Dead or Alive 6’s new fighting mechanics, this is said to be the most accessible title in the series for new players.
Dead or Alive 6 will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.