Capcom recently announced the release of Marvel vs. Capcom Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics, a collection of popular retro fighting games. The highlight of this collection is Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, a fan-favorite fighting game that has not been available on consoles for over a decade. Fans are eagerly anticipating the chance to play this classic game and others included in the bundle.

However, there is a catch. The MVC Fighting Collection will not be available on Xbox consoles. This decision has sparked disappointment among Xbox players, who have expressed their frustration online. This exclusion of Xbox is part of a larger trend where several games have skipped Microsoft’s console in recent years.

Limited Run Games, known for remastering and porting older titles, has also at times avoided releasing games on Xbox. The company’s CEO explained that this decision was influenced by the lower sales of physical games on Xbox compared to other platforms. Additionally, some high-profile games, like the Resident Evil 4 remake in 2023, have bypassed Xbox One but made it to PlayStation and Switch. However, Xbox Series X did receive the remake.

This trend of games skipping Xbox may be attributed to concerns from publishers about the console’s lower sales and competition from services like Game Pass. Although major titles like Grand Theft Auto V, Battlefield 2042, and others still launch on Xbox, the increasing number of games excluding the platform could pose challenges for Xbox in the future.

Despite these challenges, Xbox continues to receive new third-party releases alongside other platforms. However, the ongoing trend of skipping Xbox consoles raises concerns among players about the availability of their favorite franchises on Microsoft’s devices in the future. As the gaming landscape evolves, it remains to be seen how Xbox will address these challenges and maintain its position in the market.