09 Jun

With Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale gearing up to pay more than a little homage to Nintendo’s Super Smash Brothers franchise, the conversation has oft turned to the last of the Big 3 console-makers, and whether the 360 will soon be home to a crossover fighting game. Speaking to Kotaku, Microsoft Game Studios head Phil Spencer (above) gave a simple response, “You don’t want that game.”

Far from a snide assessment of actual user feedback, Spencer’s refusal comes from the understanding that Microsoft isn’t a very mascot driven production house. We’re going to try to build games that actually create new opportunity on our platform…I don’t compete with games that are already on my platform.”