With the next-gen competitiveness at an all-time high between Sony’s PS4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One, Microsoft believes that it’s “winning the games message”, according to corporate vice president Phil Harrison.
“We had over 100 awards coming out of E3 for games on our platform,” said Harrison. “That is more than twice as many awards as any other platform. So the media recognized our games on Xbox One as being the best lineup – including Titanfall, which is the most awarded game in the history of E3, coming to Xbox One and to Xbox 360.”
MyGaming recently listed the exclusives of the Xbox One against the PS4’s, with Microsoft’s looking pretty impressive.
Harrison did however mention that the company’s vision for the future may have been premature for what the gamers want, and that’s why Microsoft changed their current approach.
“I think when you create a vision of the future, you paint the vision of the future that you are most excited about. But we got clear feedback that some of the things we were proposing were perhaps a little too far into the future. So we changed. We took feedback from the community; we changed our plans. We think that’s a good thing,” said Harrison.
Microsoft’s Xbox One is on track to launch in thirteen countries around the world (22 November in the UK) and will be debuting at a price of $499 in the US and Canada. PlayStation 4 will release on 29 November in Europe, Australia and New Zealand and 15 November in the US and Canada.