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Microsoft Studios Boss: Xbox One Games Lineup More Important Than Hardware Comparisons

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Jonathan Lester
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Microsoft Studios Boss: Xbox One Games Lineup More Important Than Hardware Comparisons

'I Respect Sony From The Bottom Of My Heart'

Microsoft Studios chief Phil Spencer has refused to directly compare the Xbox One and PS4 in a recent interview, instead suggesting that he has the greatest respect for their longtime rival. However, he also suggests that the Xbox One will excel when it comes to games, having "won many more awards than any other platforms" at E3 2013.

"We’re focusing on what we’re doing ourselves," Spencer told Famitsu Magazine when asked to compare the two next-gen consoles. "While I won’t make a comparison, Sony has a long history of success with PlayStation, and I respect them from the bottom of my heart.

"When talking about the Xbox One, what’s most exciting is the line-up of games. At the time of launch and between the first two holiday seasons the content is very rich. At E3 we announced the line up of exclusive titles, led by Titanfall, and we won many more awards than any other platforms. It was the record number of awards won in the history of E3.

"The number of both existing IPs and new IPs is considerable too. We’re also reviving the old IP Killer Instinct. I believe the title line up will become very strong, especially for the first two years."

There's no denying that games - not specifications - sell consoles. That's how it's always worked. However, Microsoft will need to ensure that they can continually deliver a breadth and variety of gaming experiences in the months and years after launch, and try to match Sony's commitment to smaller studios and innovative indie offerings with ID@Xbox. [via Dualshockers]

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Late  Sep. 17, 2013 at 13:13

If you're a gamer, and assuming you're not short of a bob or two, have you got a ps4 preordered, Phil?
Actually, that raises quite a few questions.

Anyways, back on subject - yeah, there's some truth to it. Last generation we all knew the ps3 was a bit more powerful than the xbox360, but most multi-platform games were virtually identical on the two machines (many would argue they often looked and performed better on the 360). Other criteria such as price, gaming exclusives, and what console your friends and family are favouring became the main deciding factors.
This new generation we're hearing the ps4 has more power than the xb1 - but that means little if the multi-platform games are pretty much identical. Sony need to bring out some big exclusive games that really show off the console's oomph, otherwise what's the point of that power...

Stopsigningmeout  Sep. 17, 2013 at 18:53

If you're a gamer, and assuming you're not short of a bob or two, have you got a ps4 preordered, Phil?
Actually, that raises quite a few questions.

Anyways, back on subject - yeah, there's some truth to it. Last generation we all knew the ps3 was a bit more powerful than the xbox360, but most multi-platform games were virtually identical on the two machines (many would argue they often looked and performed better on the 360). Other criteria such as price, gaming exclusives, and what console your friends and family are favouring became the main deciding factors.
This new generation we're hearing the ps4 has more power than the xb1 - but that means little if the multi-platform games are pretty much identical. Sony need to bring out some big exclusive games that really show off the console's oomph, otherwise what's the point of that power...


I suppose they would also need to make it cheaper as well, wouldn't they? I wonder if they will. PS3 had more highly rated exclusives and the gap has grown.

Late  Sep. 18, 2013 at 10:05

I think the exclusives last gen were pretty much neck and neck, and mainly came down to personal preference (and of course an element of people saying they aren't interested in a certain game - but if they had picked the other console they'd be saying it's a great game. Tis human nature.)
This next gen I've seen more people enthusiastic about Microsoft's launch line-up than Sony's, but personally I don't think there's much in it.

Looking at the packages as a whole, I fancy the PS4 will massively outsell the XB1. The price difference, and Microsoft's bad publicity being major factors in that.

I think I went with Microsoft mainly because of it's voice controls. I'll freely admit that's stupid, as a gamer (but voice controls are just cool!)
That, and the controller.

hurrakan  Sep. 20, 2013 at 11:00

Ummm, the line up of games for the XB1 isn't even that great...

FIFA I don't care about. And the others are all on Pc anyway, and I haven't bothered with last few CoD games. DLCs? Expansion packs? Meh. Not to mention Ryse (LOL)!

Last edited by hurrakan, Sep. 20, 2013 at 11:05

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