Capcom: Street Fighter V Will Not Be Heading to Xbox One
Capcom confirmed that Street Fighter V is never heading to Xbox One. Our question is what about Super Street Fighter V: Turbo Championship Edition?
Representatives from the House of the Hadouken confirmed to GameSpot that Street Fighter V will never be hitting any other formats other than PlayStation 4 and PC, including any kind of future variations of the game. There has been much controversy surrounding major franchises choosing sides and upholding console exclusivity between PlayStation and Xbox. SFV joins Rise of the Tomb Raider in becoming a console exclusive. The difference here is that Tomb Raider 2 is only a timed exclusive for Xbox consoles, Street Fighter V is not.
As a fighting game enthusiast with my own Xbox One fight stick, I know this spells bad news for Microsoft's black box, but at least we have Killer Instinct, right? Ultra Street Fighter IV recently launched for PS4 and surprisingly missed the Xbox One, which should be a telltale sign about this exclusive partnership. Likewise, Sony is contributing a major upgrade to the Capcom Pro Tour and Capcom Cup's prize pool, which now sits at a hefty $500,000. This news shouldn't really be surprising anyone by now, as it has been pretty obvious that Sony and Capcom have been walking arm-in-arm about SFV.
"One comment we see a lot is that something like a Super Street Fighter 5 is going to come out on Xbox, but the reality is that this is a real partnership. We are console exclusive for this franchise for this numbered run," the Capcom spokesperson said. "We’re not talking about how we’re handling post-launch content, but I can say the relationship with Sony does open doors for things we haven’t been able to do in the past. The relationship serves a gameplay and development purpose, and not just a marketing value."
There you have it, folks. It is likely that the spokesperson is referring to cross-platform, online matches between PC and PS4 players (at least you'll be able to use an Xbox One controller for the PC version). Nevertheless, this exclusivity is confined to Street Fighter V and whatever super/ultra versions of the game Capcom is bound to make.
Street Fighter V is set to launch sometime in spring 2016 for PS4 and PC.