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Phil Spencer's response to Sony's Street Fighter 5 exclusivity: I'd rather invest in our 1st-party franchise (Killer Instinct)

Posted by Cheng Kai 'KarbyP' Sim • December 8, 2014 at 3:40 p.m. PST • Comments: 182

At the PlayStation Experience event in Las Vegas over the weekend, Sony delivered a fairly devastating blow to Capcom fighting game fans on the Xbox platform when they announced that Street Fighter 5 will be a PS4 console-exclusive -- and that it's the only console the game will appear on.

In spite of the exclusivity announcement, one Xbox fan -- the biggest one of them all -- remains unfazed.

He is none other than the head of Microsoft's Xbox division, Phil Spencer, and he has quite a few thoughts on Sony's announcement, which he has tweeted out in response to questions from Xbox fans.

While Spencer did not particularly mention if the investment choices of Microsoft's Xbox division was part of the reason why Street Fighter 5 turned out to be a Sony PlayStation console exclusive, he did make a very good point in that the Redmond tech giant has already invested very heavily in the fighting games genre, with Killer Instinct.

Spencer also said that he would make amends to Xbox fans for losing out on Street Fighter 5, and that he's confident of a great 2015 software line-up for gamers on the platform -- something he's not so sure about for the other camp.

Source: Phil Spencer. Sent in by drxhunter.
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