Doing a 360: Virtua Fighter 5 now an “ex”-exclusive

Virtua Fighter 5

And guess who retracted yet another Sony-exclusive deal? Sega. While a bunch of PS3 owners might be punching the air with excitement over getting an early Virtua Fighter 5 release on February (and on March as a launch title in Europe), the said title isn’t exclusive any more. An ex-exclusive, if you will.

Sega just announced that their arcade fighter will now also have a 360 version that’s to come out during late summer of next year in North America and Europe. Corporate VP of global marketing Jeff Bell says:

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.

Now that VF5 does a 360 (or a 180 degree turn depending on how you look at it), this makes the nth – sorry, we’ve lost count – “former exclusive” title that has escaped Sony’s grasp.

Virtua Fighter 5

And guess who retracted yet another Sony-exclusive deal? Sega. While a bunch of PS3 owners might be punching the air with excitement over getting an early Virtua Fighter 5 release on February (and on March as a launch title in Europe), the said title isn’t exclusive any more. An ex-exclusive, if you will.

Sega just announced that their arcade fighter will now also have a 360 version that’s to come out during late summer of next year in North America and Europe. Corporate VP of global marketing Jeff Bell says:

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.

Now that VF5 does a 360 (or a 180 degree turn depending on how you look at it), this makes the nth – sorry, we’ve lost count – “former exclusive” title that has escaped Sony’s grasp.

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