Phil Spencer Says Xbox Is Not Playing ‘Catch-Up’ With Playstation

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In a recent interview with NZ Gamer, Xbox Head Phil Spencer discussed where he sees Microsoft at the end of this generation and whether they are playing catch-up to Playstation. Spencer replied..

“The thing that’s probably most important to me and the team is not a direct competition with Sony and PlayStation in terms of catch-up. And people question whether I’d say that if we were in the lead, but I honestly kind of believe that. We don’t drive our program, thinking about how that’s the primary goal.

“I want to be the best platform for developers and gamers. I want gamers to feel like they’re best gameplay experience is on an Xbox – from an Xbox Live performance standpoint, from a feature set like cross-play and mods, and game previews and stuff like XPA that we’ve been adding.

“So I’ll say at the end of this generation – and I don’t think you and I know what that is yet – but I’ll say I want Xbox to be seen as a great consumer, gaming brand. Where gamers feel like they have the best experience from the capability of the hardware, all the way to the service. And developers see it as the best platform for them to deliver their best work, and make the most money.”