Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said that market share has nothing to do with the third-party exclusive we are seeing on PlayStation 4 console, it’s all about the money, as Sony is willing to dish it out.
Gamescom is rolling along just fine, and also rolling along is the outright console war between the two rivals, with the Xbox boss taking a stab this week at Sony for dishing out money for silly third-party exclusives, this comes after the earlier news this week that Microsoft is now going to focus its efforts on first-party games instead.
Speaking to GameSpot about third-party exclusives on PS4, Spencer said: "So, they don’t "gobble" the deals up. They buy them. You know, I read the same things you do, and I know some people think it’s somehow less expensive to sign third-party exclusives if you have a bigger market-share. I can tell you, it has nothing to do with market share."
He added: "When you go in to do a deal, with a third party, that third party has its own view of the global market and the value of it. And they should, they should think about their assets and how valuable they are, just like anyone would when they are selling their goods."
For Spencer the focus is on building a must-have library of exclusive first-party titles for the Xbox One.
"So we’re making a conscious decision to focus on our first-party games," he explained. "It doesn’t make it harder or easier, it’s just a decision. I do think that building up first-party exclusives is creatively more difficult than signing a deal, just by the nature of what it is."
That might sound like a bit of dig at Sony, but Spencer assures that he’s a big fan of some of Sony’s first-party teams.
"I’ll point out too that Sony has some great first-party franchises. I’m a big fan of Uncharted, I thought that looked great at E3. I really admire the team at Naughty Dog, the team at Polyphony," he said.
So is our group of loyal fanboys here on MaxConsole, ready to attack Phil for his words or defend him, do you think he is right, do you think Sony is doing the right move, or do you think Microsoft has the right plan of action instead, it is full on console war this week!