First, Phil Spencer defends the choice to make the new Tomb Raider game a timed exclusive. In his defense he says..
“I’m a big fan of Uncharted and I wish we had an action adventure game of that ilk. We’ve started some, and we’ve looked at them. But we don’t have one today of that quality. This is an opportunity.”
Basically stirring the pot of Sony fanboys, probably unintentionally. But it does appear as though Microsoft feels they need to somehow try and combat Uncharted 4’s release which is scheduled to come out on December 31st according to Amazon.com.
Additionally, Blizzard was told it was “Unacceptable” that the XBone version of Diablo 3 ran at 900p whereas the PS4 version ran at the full 1080p. Blizzard admitted they had trouble getting the game to run at 1080p on Microsoft’s platform but was apparently able to hit the mark after directly working with them and getting a “code update”, whatever that means.
Hopefully this isn’t the start of “me too” syndrome coming from the Seattle technology giant, but it’s fun to sit back and watch.