Xbox boss Phil Spencer has criticized other developers who port their games to PC after the initial release and charge full price for the new versions. Spencer didn’t say he was talking about PlayStation… but he was talking about PlayStation.
In a video released to the press this week, Spencer explained that Xbox is currently “the only platform that delivers games on console, PC and cloud simultaneously.” He then compared that to other companies. “Others bring console games to PC years later, letting people not only pre-purchase their hardware, but then charge them a second time to play on PC. And of course, all of our games are in our subscription service from day one, including full cross -platform.”
Sony has only recently started making PC versions of its first-party PlayStation exclusives, and seems to be more open to the idea than ever. PlayStation Studios boss Hermen Hulst recently said there was clearly an appetite for the PC ports, but that “at launch, PlayStation will remain the best place to play our PlayStation Studios titles.”
During Spencer’s presentation, Xbox also announced that the company will bring at least one first-party game to Xbox Game Pass each quarter. It is part of a wider new push to bring Xbox experiences to as many people as possible, regardless of whether they own consoles, including building Xbox apps into new TVs.