The console wars reared its ugly head this previous month with rumors that Xbox could be ending them as soon as and for all. The most recent web scuttlebutt means that sure Xbox titles will quickly develop into third occasion titles as they’re launched on PlayStation and Nintendo Change. Followers have responded to those rumours with outrage and claims of feeling not noted and betrayed, Xbox head Phil Spencer has responded.
The “console wars” have dominated gaming discussions for years, because the gaming generations have passed by the query has at all times stood; ought to I purchase an Xbox or a PlayStation? As we approached the discharge of the subsequent gen consoles, it rapidly turned obvious to me that this query was dropping relevance, as cloud gaming and subscription companies like GamePass have been the recent matters.
GamePass was introduced to be coming to PC in Might of 2019, a yr and a half earlier than the beginning of the present console era. This was the writing on the wall, Xbox’s curiosity was now not in promoting consoles, it was about promoting video games to as many individuals as attainable.
Quick ahead to now, it’s 2024 and we at the moment are nearly 5 years into this radical shift within the trade. Recent rumours have suggested that Microsoft plans to launch video games that have been initially slated as first occasion exclusives on the PS5 and Nintendo Change, among the rumoured titles embody: Starfield, Indiana Jones and The Nice Circle, Sea of Thieves and Hello-Fi Rush.
These rumours have rocked the fanbase, with many feeling betrayed and let down by this rumoured resolution, these enraged followers have taken to Twitter/X to vent their frustrations.
Xbox Head Phil Spencer Responds
Spencer’s response has been lambasted by many inside the neighborhood. with specific criticism being directed in the direction of the period of time that Xbox has its followers to attend with none concrete solutions. Some have urged that leaving a complete week between the leak and an official feedback solely opens the door for rampant hypothesis and unfounded predictions.
We’re listening and we hear you. We have been planning a enterprise replace occasion for subsequent week, the place we look ahead to sharing extra particulars with you about our imaginative and prescient for the way forward for Xbox. Keep tuned.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) February 5, 2024
This has solely sparked extra anger from followers with many responding, together with X consumer, Synth Potato.
Bringing Xbox to Multi platform will devalue the platform, please don’t
— Synth Potato🥔 (@SynthPotato) February 5, 2024
Whereas others like The Preston, are involved that Sony and Nintendo customers are being rewarded:
Been with Xbox since day 1 and the information I’m listening to isn’t good, what profit will we get whereas Sony and Nintendo lock away content material and video games from us? Why reward them?
We must wait and see precisely what Spencer is planning for the Xbox model within the coming days and what we will count on the gaming trade to appear to be within the subsequent few years. One factor is evident although, as is normally the case when rumours begin flying, followers aren’t pleased with what they’re listening to and Microsoft has an uphill battle if it needs to get individuals again on its aspect.