Of all the announcements at this weekend's PlayStation Experience fan event, one of the biggest was confirmation that Capcom's Street Fighter Vwill be an untimed exclusive on PlayStation 4 and PC that will include cross-platform play between the two versions. Microsoft Head of Xbox Phil Spencer doesn't seem publicly broken up about Microsoft missing out on the game, though. On Twitter over the weekend, he reacted to the situation by simply saying, "Business deals happen. We won't do all of them."
"When we have a 1st party franchise in a genre I'd rather invest in ours," Spencer continued, responding to a fan asking for his thoughts on the exclusivity announcement. That's likely a reference to Killer Instinct, the Microsoft-owned fighting game franchise that doesn't quite have the same cultural or gaming cachet as a brand like Street Fighter, but it's an Xbox exclusive for the foreseeable future.
"There is a mix of deals to do but making sure we own IP Xbox gamers love is critical, IMO," Spencer tweeted in a follow-up. He continued to elaborate in multiplefollow-up tweets. "I'd love it if Xbox fans could play all the games, but business just makes some deals happen. It's all part of competition... I appreciate the competition, they do good work. I just focus on us and like you say I think that makes us better."