Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has now spoken out to the big news over the weekend that Street Fighter V is exclusive only to the PS4 and PC.
In case you missed out on the news, Capcom officially announced that Street Fighter V is only out for the PS4 and PC platforms. They also announced that Ultra Street Fighter IV is coming to the PS4 too. What is interesting is that the Street Fighter franchise won’t be on the Xbox One console for the foreseeable future.
A fan asked Microsoft’s Phil Spencer on Twitter for his opinion on Street Fighter V being exclusive only for the PS4 and PC.
Spencer said that “business deals happen” and that Microsoft cannot “do all of them.” He also said that they do a mix of deals of their own from time-to-time, but making sure they own “IP Xbox gamers” love should be their ultimate priority.
Microsoft did do the huge deal earlier this year of making Rise of the Tomb Raider a timed exclusive for Xbox platforms. Sony responded by doing a deal with Capcom so that Street Fighter V is only available for PS4 and PC.
In other words, deals happen all the time and companies like Microsoft and Sony cannot land every huge game.