Microsoft says Xbox One and PS4 rivalry reminiscent of 2005
Authored by Tyler Colp
Ever since Microsoft announced its next-generation console, the Xbox One, the back-and-forth between it and Sony had begun.
As each feature was announced, people poured over the details and compared the Xbox One to the PlayStation 4–some even took sides. But after Sony made an impact during its E3 2013 press conference, indirectly acknowledging Microsoft’s mistakes, it seemed the war for hype was nearing its end.
“I do like people that are on the side of ‘all games’,” Microsoft Studios Partner Creative Director Ken Lobb told Edge Online, “I like playing on my Vita, I’m buying a PlayStation 4 and I have a Wii U. So the kind of bickering between people of ‘this versus that’, to me that feels… not like a waste of time – I understand why people are passionate – but what was sad in my mind is we’re shipping a box with a ton of features and what you can’t really do any more is say, ‘Here are the five bullet points!’ Because someone’s always going to ask you about seven, or 12. In terms of where the box [is] and how are our games, I couldn’t be happier. And all I can ask from the fans is to take a look, and play our stuff!”
When asked about the $100 difference between the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, Lobb remembers the last generation of consoles.
“Your question is dangerous so I will answer it in a nice, safe way. Should all boxes be free and all power be infinite? Of course. This is what every consumer and developer is going to tell you. Period. We’ve got a box that’s very powerful. Not to step on anybody –because I love all of my toys equally – but this [smacks of] 2005: “We’re way more powerful!” I don’t know who thought which [console] was more powerful last generation. A lot of it will come down to developers. And there are some amazing PS3 games. The Last Of Us. Awesome game. And clearly Naughty Dog pushed that machine. [Xbox One] is a very powerful platform – I guarantee you that we’re going to see amazing things out of that.”
Both consoles are set to launch this November.
Source: Edge Online