Speaking during an interview at SXSW with Jeff Keighley, Microsoft's Phil Spencer was his usual pragmatic self, praising Sony for its excellent work during the launch of the PlayStation 4, and suggesting that the competition is good for the industry as a whole.
I have ton of respect for people at Sony and the franchises they build. The same with Nintendo, or my friends at Valveâ€¦ In the end what we all wanna do is to take this art form of playing games and experiencing the breaking down of the wall between the narrative and interaction [...] and just make a better form of entertainment.If you look at what both consoles [PS4 and Xbox One] have done, it's been an amazing year, probably the best year.
Spencer also took the opportunity to question the logic of some fans who harbour an "unhealthy dislike" for those who choose to do their gaming on other platforms.
I love the fans that we have , but being a fan of Xbox doesn't mean you can't be a fan of something else, or that you have to be an anti-fan of some other brand. I own a PlayStation 4. I play Games on my PlayStation 4. I own and I play games on my Wii U. I learn a ton from what happens on those other platforms.