Xbox to make amends for Street Fighter V exclusivity

Phil Spencer would rather invest in Killer Instinct

Over the weekend, Capcom announced Street Fighter V for PlayStation 4 and PC. Naturally, some folks were upset the fighting game wouldn’t be coming to their preferred platform. Others were curious about Xbox boss boss Phil Spencer’s take on the reveal.

Spencer’s remarks recall statements he made in August, when Rise of the Tomb Raider was revealed as a timed Xbox exclusive. Back then, the executive conceded Microsoft had a hole in its portfolio and the deal presented a good business opportunity for the company.

“I don’t want anybody to be happy that somebody else isn’t playing the game. I don’t look at the war that way. I just want gaming on Xbox to be great,” Spencer said. “This wasn’t an attack against anybody else. It was an opportunity that came up for us that fit really well.”

It’ll be interesting to see how Microsoft makes amends for the lack of Street Fighter V on Xbox.

Phil Spencer [Twitter via GamesIndustry]

Kyle MacGregor Burleson