Xbox boss Phil Spencer has taken a veiled swipe at Sony’s recent PC strategy saying that it is forcing consumers to double-dip on games.
PC has become an ever-increasing part of Microsoft’s strategy in recent years. The parity between the Xbox family of consoles and PC has been getting closer and closer as the brand expands itself past hardware. Microsoft now offers its exclusives across both platforms on the same date as well as offering Game Pass services on both.
Microsoft isn’t alone in moving towards the platform though. Competitor Sony has recently been releasing former PlayStation exclusives like Days Gone and Horizon: Zero Dawn on PC. However, the releases thus far have come years after a game’s initial release and many desirable franchises like Uncharted, Bloodborne and The Last of Us remain absent from PC.
In a press briefing titled ‘What’s Next for Gaming’ shown this week, Spencer spoke about the differences in approach between the two companies. He said: “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 upfront but then charging them a second time to play on PC.”
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