Was Dead or Alive 7 canceled after remaining in advancement? That’s what a tweet from Hiroaki Morita, who states he is a staff member of Koei Tecmo, has actually declared. However, the tweet has actually given that been eliminated, and it’s uncertain whether the assertion is really real or even if the user of the account is real.
Why the tweet stating Dead or Alive 7 was cancelled is suspicious
After the release of DOA6, a smaller sized group was establishing DOA7 and DOA6 small modifications, however it was chosen to dissolve the group and cancel the job right before P/ D Shimbori retired.
This would not be extremely unexpected news and seems like it could be real. The tweet describes Yohei Shimbori, the director for Dead or Alive 5 and 6, who retired on March 31, 2022. The user declares to be “a programmer belonging to Koei Tecmo Games,” is “currently developing a new open world action game at Team NINJA,” and was formerly an engineer for R Force Entertainment.
However, the unproven Twitter account has actually given that gone personal, was just just recently produced on April 2022, utilizes stock logo designs and pictures of Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja, and has actually given that altered the profile link from the Koei Tecmo site to a Japanese ConnectedIn Account There’s likewise another extremely comparable account, likewise unproven and produced on April 2022, for @Hiroaki_Morita_ that simply changes the Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja logo designs around and declares that he is a short-term staff member of the business.
この人 、 勤務風景なんて言ってますけど採用情報のページの写真を使ってますね 。 画像検索で出てきました 。 やっぱり怪しい 。 pic.twitter.com/xYQcQx10xJ
— れもねーど (@LEMONed_JazzMix) May 4, 2022
Furthermore, as noted and translated by Twitter user @jetleejun, another user called @LEMONed_JazzMix noticed on May 4 ( published above) that the @Hiroaki _Morita account had actually been captured utilizing stock images from the Koei Tecmo work details page.
A Team Ninja fan called deathofaninja, a self-described material developer for Dead or Alive neighborhood online forum Free Step Dodge, has actually looked even more into the authenticity of the tweet on the site. He has actually apparently tried to send out messages to the expected e-mail account in the Twitter bio however has actually gotten send out failure notifications. He likewise tried to discover Hiroaki Morita’s name in the credits for Dead or Alive 6 (I have also) and for other Koei Tecmo video games, however could not discover it.
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