While PlayStation owners have been rightfully up in arms over the Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusivity with Xbox, Street Fighter V is a game that is also guilty of taking sides. While PlayStation and PC fans will one day get hold of Rise of the Tomb Raider, Xbox fans won’t get Street Fighter V, period.
In an interview with Gamespot during Paris Games Week, which was published just this week, Street Fighter legend producer Yoshinori Ono had a few things to say about the game, microtransactions, the characters, and the Xbox One community.
You could say that Yoshinori Ono “did a Don Mattrick,” who famously said “Fortunately we have a product for people who aren’t able to get some form of connectivity, it’s called Xbox 360”. To many, even to this day, that was the hatchet that buried the Xbox One’s success even before launch. While Microsoft have undone many of those ‘always online’ plans, the damage has already been done, and Mattrick was well on his way before the console’s launch.
Following that brief history lesson of 2013, we have this interview, in which Gamespot asked Ono “What is your message to Street Fighter fans on Xbox One?” His response, to me, is similar to Don Mattrick’s;
[Laughs] “There’s plenty of time to save $300 before the game comes out. The PlayStation 4 is at a very attractive price point at the moment.” [Laughs]
Street Fighter V will release on PlayStation 4 and PC in February of 2016.