Sony Loses Virtua Fighter 5 Exclusivity to 360

Sega today announced that their highly-anticipated fighting game Virtua Fighter 5 will now be heading to both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Originally penned as a PS3 exclusive, the 360 version of VF5, according to Kikizo, will feature revised and enhanced code. The 360 version is set for release in Summer 2007, while the PS3 version will be hitting U.S. stores on February 20.

Matt Woodley, Creative Director for Sega Publishing Europe, said, "Bringing Virtua Fighter 5 to the Xbox 360 offers us a platform with power to handle the astonishing visuals, the complex and varied fighting styles of all the customizable characters and will undoubtedly put Virtua Fighter 5 into the hands of a gaming audience craving for a highly polished and credible fighting game."

Microsoft’s Jeff Bell said, "The Virtua Fighter series from Sega has one of the most prestigious histories in video games. It’s a franchise that has grown an army of loyal fans both in arcades and on consoles worldwide, and is consistently rated extremely high by the media. Fighting game fans have been hungry for Virtua Fighter 5 and we can now proudly deliver this game with Sega to Xbox 360 gamers around the world."

This is yet another blow to Sony’s arsenal of exclusives, a lineup that is rapidly diminishing. With the loss of exclusives such as Assassin’s Creed and rumors of triple-A titles like Metal Gear Solid possibly looking to follow suit, things are currently looking grim for Sony in the war of exclusives.

Sony loses it's fighter


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