If the six year wait between Soulcalibur 5 and 6 has felt unbearable to some fans, they’d better hope Soulcalibur 6 is a success.
Producer Motohiro Okubo told DualShockers that the franchise was on shaky ground after the fifth installment, and that there may never be another game in the series if Soulcalibur 6 is a flop.
That would be the worst-case scenario, but publisher Bandai Namco apparently had to be slowly won over to even give Soulcalibur 6 the green light.
“The first thing is that the IP itself of the SoulCalibur franchise had low expectations from the company,” said Okubo. “It was actually facing a crisis of maybe disappearing. It took time for me to convince the company.”