Microsoft's Spencer: Naughty Dog Is "Unique In Our Industry"
Wow, this Spencer guy better be careful. Startin' to sound as if he really likes the competition!
Doesn't Microsoft fine your ass for that kind of talk?
Anyway, Xbox boss Phil Spencer took to Twitter to praise Uncharted and The Last Of Us developer Naughty Dog:
"Naughty Dog is a special studio with an amazing track record. I believe they are unique in our industry."
This comment came after a fan asked which Microsoft-owned studio would be the equivalent of Naughty Dog; the question is more difficult after Bungie went solo. Spencer's "unique" statement may translate to, "right now, we don't have anyone who's on the level of Naughty Dog." Honestly, in my opinion, nobody does.
Spencer is also on the record saying he applauds Sony's willingness to support new things, and he cited the company's "stick-to-it-iveness." Of course, he fully expects Microsoft to have a great stable of first-party studios because it's "critical to long-term success."
Well, that's definitely true.
1/22/2014 9:28:53 PM John Shepard