Phil Spencer is one of the most loyal to the fanbase executives in the game industry and recently he had an interesting conversation with a couple of guys on Twitter, detailing which titles he is more willing to play in 2016. Among those, surprisingly, found some room even Uncharted 4.
Talking about the games he is “most excited for this year”, Spencer put at the first place “Gears”, Gears of War 4, that he recently (lucky man) had the occasion to play at The Coalition.
“I thought Division beta was very good. People will block me but UC4 will be a great game I’m sure. Love the QB Story,” he added, putting into the list of the games he is most excited for a title Xbox One owners won’t be able to play since, well, it’s a PlayStation 4 exclusive productions.
Someone had the great idea to say that Spencer’s statement was some sort of waving “the white flag already. This is embarrassing sad to say”, and he was still so polite to provide an answer:
“We should all applaud when a team does something special. Those who hope for team to fail due to platform aren’t real gamers.”
In a great display of fair play, PlayStation’s Adam Boyes took the occasion to defend Spencer’s tweet, by saying that “Many 1P dev teams make great games, we should celebrate regardless of the platform, not cheer for failure.”
Honestly, we are pretty curious to know what’s your opinion about this. Do you think Spencer was right in saying publicly that he enjoys a competitor’s game? We believe there’s nothing wrong in that and, moreover, when he did the same with Nintendo titles no one had to criticize him.
Fair play aside, it is also a matter of being coherent. But, again, we want to hear your voice in the comments below, so let us know what you think about what happened.
@wrath93 We should all applaud when a team does something special. Those who hope for team to fail due to platform aren’t real gamers.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) March 1, 2016
Truth! Many 1P dev teams make great games, we should celebrate regardless of the platform, not cheer for failure. https://t.co/9PyqLaCyOZ
— Adam Boyes (@amboyes) March 1, 2016