'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]