Phil Spencer, the head of the Xbox team over at Microsoft, took to Twitter yesterday and praised Uncharted 4 for shaping up to look like a great game. He also mentioned he was excited for Quantum Break because of its promising story. When confronted with a response that seemed to suggest that he should not praise a game exclusive to a console other than the Xbox One, Spencer replied by saying that “those who hope for team[s] to fail due to platform aren’t real gamers.”
@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
It’s a pretty fair statement from Spencer, considering that isn’t too uncommon to see people gloat over the flop of a game because it happened to be exclusive to one platform or another. It’s also a great reminder that “real gamers” are the ones who play games for what they are, and not because of console exclusivity. While the term “real gamer” itself is a little subjective, it’s a still a good reminder for people who play video games to be a little more open-minded when it comes to exclusivity and be able to appreciate developers for producing enjoyable games.
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