Microsoft has been really hitting its stride lately with the Xbox One. While sales might not have caught up to its main competitor, Sony’s PS4, exclusive games are releasing at a steady pace, and new features are being added all the time. According to an interview between GamesIndustry.biz and Xbox executive Kudo Tsunoda that has all added up to the Xbox One doing much more than any other console.
Speaking specifically about the combining of PC and Xbox One games and the ability to cross-play between the two platforms Tsunoda said “”For a long time we’ve had PC gamers and console gamers who weren’t really able to play together. That’s why Cross-Play is still such a powerful idea. You should be able to play what you love, and play together, regardless of what device you’re playing on. It’s about connecting people.
“It’s a really unique value that only we can offer. You still need very gamer-focused values, but there’s lots of things you can do with our technology. We’ve really got a lot more going on [than our competitors]. We’re doing things that can’t be done on any other console.”
What are those things that Xbox One does that PS4 don’t? “Letting people play games wherever they want, on whatever device they choose, and making that easy. Long term, that’s really what we’re trying to do as a platform.”
And it’s not just the features that make Tsunoda feel the Xbox One is leaps and bounds ahead of the competition. Even in the all important category of games, the Xbox One is said to be better. “We’ve got a lot more exclusive games than any other platform,” says Tsunoda.
“There’s a reason we’re able to put on two shows of content together,” continued Tsunoda. “We’ve got seven exclusives coming this holiday, and then everything coming in 2016. Not just the blockbusters, but the ID@Xbox games, the indie games. We’re giving people a lot more.”