If there’s one thing about console wars, gamers tend to win.
Because it pushes manufacturers to secure exclusives and push out the best content out there. So far, the next-gen contest we currently have developing looks like it could be one for the history books as the two titans PlayStation and Xbox square off in a winner-take-all title for the triple-A gaming segment.
Well, maybe the stakes aren’t that high, but, as Sony has proven, dominance in the blockbuster gaming space has monetary rewards that are too hard to ignore.
Microsoft’s head of Xbox division Phil Spencer is promising a lot with Redmond’s next console and he says it’s going to trounce PS5 when it comes to what matters – the games. Why is that a bold promise?
One need only look at the amount of exclusives that currently populate the PS4’s library to make an argument that Sony is bringing its A-game this generation and on into the next. When we look at Microsoft, we’re seeing a noticeable lack of these same titles. Is that all about to change?
BGR quotes the Xbox boss, who said that he feels comfortable in Microsoft’s outlook after seeing what Sony has to offer this generation.
Just being honest, I felt good after seeing their show. I think the hardware advantages that we have built are going to show up as we’re talking more about our games and frame rates and other things.
I thought the games line-up that we’re going to have at launch I felt really good about, and we got more clarity on what they’re doing at their show which just helped us focus in on more of what we have, and I think that will be a strength for us at launch.
So I thought they did a good job, I thought they do what they do very well and they did that, but when I think about the position that we’re in, with the games that we’re going to be able to show and how they’re going to show up, and the hardware advantage that we have, I think we’re in a very good position.Phil Spencer
Of course, much of this is hype and as the Xbox’s chief hype man it only makes sense that Spencer is unabashedly enthusiastic about his system. Still, going on the unveiling of the two systems on its own, it looks like Microsoft is going to have some tough competition from Sony. But that was a given, right?
What do you think? Do you think that this will be the Xbox’s console generation? Why or why not? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below if you like.
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