Microsoft exec dismisses Sony's Gamescom dig; insists it wants feedback from gamers

Sony's PlayStation leader Andrew House, decided to take some time near the end of its Gamescom press conference on Tuesday to take a shot at Microsoft, specifically on its many changes it has made for the Xbox One between its reveal in May to today. House hinted that Microsoft had "shifted their message and changed their story" in regard to the Xbox One while Sony has stayed on target with the PS4.

Today, Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer dismissed Sony's "shifting message" jab during a Eurogamer interview, saying that their efforts to listen to consumers was in fact an advantage. Spencer stated:

The two-way conversation we have with our customers is a strength. Certain people have tried to turn that into something that's a bad thing about what we're trying to do, and I just disagree.

Spencer used the example of his own participation at a community event at Gamescom on Tuesday night, were members of the general public were able to play Xbox One games. Spencer said he walked the floor and listened to comments from gamers, both good and bad, about the Xbox One launch titles that were playable on the floor.

In the end, Spencer says that Microsoft is still committed to its digital vision for games and the Xbox One console, despite making changes to their original plans to accommodate gamers who still want physical media. He stated, "It meant some delays in some of the stuff around digital so we could fit in the time to get physical done at launch, but our vision remains the same."

Source: Eurogamer | Image via Microsoft

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