Game designers often get unexpected feedback from beta testers, but we don’t really think that Team Ninja should be that surprised from Dead or Alive 5 fans feedback.
"We were getting feedback from the overseas offices to tone down the sexuality -- to tone down the sexiness of the game, and of the characters," Dead or Alive director Yohei Shimbori explained; But then feedback from players who tried the game’s demo came with a contradicting request.
"We actually got a lot of feedback from people who were playing it, saying, 'We want bigger breasts. Make the characters more like that.' That was kind of surprising."
And Shimbori doesn’t intend to disappoint the fans. "There's definitely still room for having sexualized aspects," he explained. "If you have a solid fighting game system there, there's nothing wrong with having beautiful characters as a layer on top of that -- that's another layer of entertainment that there's a need for. If there wasn't a need for it, people wouldn't have responded to the alpha demo like they did, and send us feedback."