Xbox Boss: Toxic Console War Debates Are Holding The Industry Back

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has been talking to The Washington Post in a new interview, explaining that he feels people should be spending energy on more important matters than aggressive console war debates.

In the interview, Spencer noted that great games should always be applauded regardless of what system they're released for, and we should collectively be driven to help gaming as an industry grow:

"This idea that in order for the industry to grow, some companies must succeed and others must fail … it doesn’t help gaming reach the potential it should."

Spencer also went on to say that he doesn't imagine movie executives hope for another studio’s project to fail, and that there are more important issues to be focusing on in the industry than the console war, such as accessibility, inclusivity and addressing toxic, harmful communities:

“If we’re going to spend energy, let’s go spend it on those things, not ‘my piece of plastic is better than your piece of plastic.’ I don’t think that’s a productive conversation.”

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