Recently, both Yasuyuki Oda and Neo G of SNK Playmore sat for an interview with 4Gamer, and they had some very interesting things to say about what they would like to do as a team moving forward.
King of Fighters 14 is soon to receive a balance patch, but that may not be all that the developers want to do with the game. Even though it's been previously stated that there is no DLC planned for the game at this time, so many fans have asked about it that the team is considering ideas for what they could do for a major patch in the future.
One of their major causes of concern with adding more characters is the current size of the roster; 50 characters is quite the package to release with, and adding additional characters to the mix could not only cause issues with balancing the game, but also alienate fans who may not want to see additional characters come on board.
Oda and Neo G also mentioned their desire to work with other IPs that players haven't seen for some time now. They acknowledged Samurai Showdown's fan demand with its victory in a recent poll that SNK held to gauge fan interest, and also expressed a desire to revisit Garou 2.
Unfortunately, nothing is set in stone at this time, but it is good to know that we could see more projects coming from SNK with enough support. You can check out a translation of what Oda and Neo G had to say below.
Statement on future plans from SNK
Well, I've been saying for a long time now that there's no DLC planned, but we've been asked so much about DLC that we've started thinking about what we maybe could do, and now we've started having ideas about what to do.
We've begun thinking "Wouldn't it be nice if we could make a pretty big update to the game?" There are a lot of characters we don't have in the game that people want, so of course we've been asked a lot about that, but there are also a lot of people who don't want us to put in any more because the game's roster is already up to 50 characters, as it is.
Of course, we have other IPs we want to work on games for as well... To be honest, nothing has been decided yet, either way, but when we did a poll to ask what people wanted, Samurai Shodown was the most requested game. So, there's nothing decided yet, but we're thinking about it.
We've said that we want to make Samurai Shodown, and we' ve said that we want to make Garou 2, but to be honest, there are a lot of different opinions within the company, so there's really nothing we've decided on making yet, so don't see ita s confirmation, we just have a lot of different potential projects to start on next.
-Van a lanzar próximamente un parche para balancear el KOF XIV.
-La gente pide algunos personajes DLC para KOF XIV pero creen que desbalancearían la plantilla y que 50 personajes está muy bien, pero que lo reconsiderarán.
-Piensan en Mark of the Wolves 2 y un nuevo Samurai Shodown pero no hay nada concreto.
Lo del parche para KOF XIV puede estar bien, a ver si así lo de parar Ryuko Rambu´s con un barrido se acaba xd.
YO pido dlc para el juego, pero si ellos no lo creen conveniente...
Si fuera ellos lanzaría otra entrega en año o año y medio con más personajes y a correr.
Tanto MOTW 2 como SS molarían mucho, pero hay que pensar en las ventas que tendrían y si les valdría la pena el esfuerzo tanto económico como humano.