In December 2014, Capcom officially announced Street Fighter 5, the latest entry in its extremely popular fighting game franchise. At the time, the game was announced for Sony's PlayStation 4 console as well as the PC. Now a Capcom rep has announced that the game is never going to be released for Microsoft's Xbox One console.
Some people might have assumed that the PlayStation 4 launch was a timed exclusive and that an Xbox One version of Street Fighter 5 might be released sometime after its launch for Sony's console, perhaps in a "Super" version with extra content. That apparently is not going to be the case, according to what an unnamed Capcom rep told Gamespot:
"One comment we see a lot is that something like a Super Street Fighter 5 is going to come out on Xbox," said the representative. "But the reality is that this is a real partnership. We are console exclusive for this franchise for this numbered run."
In other words, if a new game in the series shows up on the Xbox One at some point, it will be Street Fighter 6. In December, just after the reveal of Street Fighter 5, Microsoft's Xbox head Phil Spencer commented on the PlayStation 4 exclusivity deal via Twitter, saying, "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."