Ah, the console wars – the defining conflict of our generation. And the past generation, come to think of it. Ever since the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis duked it out, every man has had to carefully decide which gaming box they back, and defend that choice to the death.
But maybe it doesn’t have to be that way? Believe it or not, there are people out there who don’t particularly care about the console wars. Xbox boss Phil Spencer happens to be one of those people. Spencer has a history of calling out and congratulating games even if they aren’t exclusive to Xbox One, most recently giving his nod of approval to Little Nightmares (which is indeed a very good game). Some fans on Twitter questioned Spencer praising a multiplatform title, and he quickly shot back...
Spencer further turned his nose up at the whole console wars concept in a later tweet.
This attitude isn’t necessarily new, as Spencer laid out his “games before consoles” philosophy late last year.
“When ReCore came out and there were some of the lower scores that were given, I would have PlayStation fans tweet me, happy that ReCore wasn’t getting great review scores from some outlets. I just thought it was such a negative thing for our industry.
The games industry gets bigger and better as more people enjoy playing games. And I also think about the teams behind these games, and these are people who spend years of their lives, so committed to the art form of building games. And then when it comes out, for somebody to kind of fold that into a ‘My console is better than your console’ in a very petty way, I find it completely distasteful.”
Well, there you go. You should all be ashamed. Seriously though, as somebody who used to be pretty invested in the “my console is better than your console” contest, but now plays games on at least four different platforms, I suggest you just let the bitterness go. Or, if you don’t have the money to go multiplatform, just enjoy the games you have. Somebody else having a good game doesn’t make the one you’re playing any less fun!
[via WCCF Tech]