Director of Xbox, Phil Spencer, has quietly criticized the other developers bringing their games to PC after the initial release and charge full price for new versions. Spencer He didn’t say he was talking about PlayStation, but he was talking about PlayStation, or at least a strategy that is exactly what Sony follows with its ports for PC.
In a video shown to the press this week, Spencer explained that Xbox is currently “the only platform that publishes games to console, PC and cloud simultaneously.”. Then he compared it to other companies. “Others bring console games to PC years later, not just making people buy their hardware in advance, but also pay for them a second time to play on PC. And, of course, all of our games are on our subscription service from day one, full cross-platform included. “.
Sony recently started creating PC ports for its PlayStation exclusives, but a while ago he publicly commented that he has committed to the idea. PlayStation Studios boss Hermen Hulst said that there was a clear appetite for PC ports, but what “PlayStation will continue to be the best place to play our PlayStation Studios titles at launch.”.
As Spencer points out, PlayStation’s current strategy is to release its games on consoles first, with full-price PC ports at a later date, a marked difference from the Xbox Play Anywhere approach, which offers all Xbox First Party games in one price, which gives the player access on all supported platforms.
As part of Spencer’s presentation, Xbox also announced that would promise to bring at least one set of their own a Xbox Game Pass every quarter in the future. The announcement was part of a broader new push to bring Xbox experiences to as many people as possibleregardless of whether they have consoles. And the construction of Xbox apps on new TVs.
Returning to the main topic of the news, and although it is a bit codified, Spencer’s statements are an unexpected criticism of the usually generous Spencer, who recently also called the console war “one of the worst things in the industry.”.