Time for some kudos to be handed out by way of Microsoft to their competitor Sony. Phil Spencer was talking with Official Xbox Magazine and handed some praise to Sony and their success of the Playstation 4, stating that he admires the way they stay committed to things.
“Sony – and I’m focused on first-party because of what I do,” said Spencer. “I really respect their focus on investing in new things and creative things, what they’ve done with David Cage and Quantic Dream around Beyond and Heavy Rain; they stay committed to franchises even if they don’t sell 10 million units, they’ll stay committed to things.
“I think that long-term commitment to franchises is important, where it’s easy to pull off the Band-Aid and move onto the next thing. I respect their ‘stick-to-it-iveness’. I’ll say, they’ve done a nice job with PS4 When I think about their announcement, their clear focus on a customer, leading with the value proposition of what they’re trying to do, staying true to a vision, I think they’ve done a nice job in how they defined the PS4.”
That is nice of Mr. Spencer to say those things. Although I can’t shake the feeling he was probably laughing to himself when he gave “praise” to David Cage’s work.