Ooh, it's getting a bit feisty today! Xbox boss Phil Spencer has hit out at PlayStation's approach to PC gaming, stating that unlike Microsoft, "others bring console games to PC years later," as well as charging players twice.
As transcribed by The Verge, Spencer pointed out during a pre-E3 2021 press briefing that "we’re the only platform shipping games on console, PC, and cloud simultaneously," taking a couple of swipes at Sony in the process:
“So right now we’re the only platform shipping games on console, PC, and cloud simultaneously. Others bring console games to PC years later, not only making people buy their hardware up front, but then charging them a second time to play on PC.”
Spencer, of course, is referring to the likes of Death Stranding, Days Gone and Horizon Zero Dawn, all of which have released on the Steam platform for PC in recent months, although not at the same time as their PlayStation releases.
And, as Spencer states, there's no kind of 'Play Anywhere' service included with them, so while Xbox first-party games typically offer a cross-buy deal when purchasing on console or PC, PlayStation Studios titles don't get that luxury.
Even so, this is quite the statement from Spencer! Let us know what you think about it in the comments below.