Xbox Boss Responds to Sony’s Statement on Cross Network Play

Xbox engineering lead Mike Ybarra has spoken out on Twitter following a statement from Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida which said “PlayStation is the better place to play,” in regards to cross-network play.

Sony has come under fire once again following a statement from CEO Yoshida which basically said that Sony has no need to enable cross-network play because they believe that they have the better console and it’s simply a “better place to play”. In response, Ybarra wrote on Twitter that Sony is still ignoring their customers.

Following this tweet, people have responded stating the fact that Sony has been outselling the Xbox One for years now. In response, Ybarra pointed out that Microsoft has both PC and Xbox One, “larger audiences who want to play together”, adding that Sony’s choice to cater to just a portion of the gaming audience puts them behind “in many, many ways”.

Interestingly, this is the first time that I’ve personally seen someone from Microsoft bundle together both Xbox and Windows PC players into one, but it makes sense. Seeing as Microsoft is now making most if not all first party Xbox titles available on day one on Windows 10 and adding Play Anywhere compatibility, they are catering now to both Xbox and Windows PC players.

Now, wouldn’t it be nice if Sony played ball? What are your thoughts on Ybarra’s comments? Let us know in the comments below.

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