Xbox Head Phil Spencer Accuses Sony of Bringing Games to PC “Late” and Charging Gamers Twice

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Sony’s recent decision to bring some of its more popular first-party PlayStation titles to the PC platform has been generally well received, but the head of Xbox doesn’t seem particularly impressed. Speaking during a virtual briefing shown to press this week, Phil Spencer issued a thinly veiled dig at Sony by suggesting that the Japanese gaming giant was intentionally delaying their PC ports by years in an attempt to maximize console sales and charge gamers twice for the same game. Spencer argues that this is largely opposite to what Microsoft is doing: “all of our games are in our subscription service day one, full cross-platform included.”

“As the Xbox ecosystem grows in both content and total size, it becomes more valuable to both players and our partners. So right now, we’re the only platform shipping games on console, PC, and cloud simultaneously. Others bring console games to PC years later, not only making people buy their hardware up front, but then charging them a second time to play on PC.”

Source: Eurogamer

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