Speaking in a recent interview at E3 last week [via], Xbox mouthpiece Major Nelson has said that Microsoft won’t be changing anything about the Xbox One in reaction to the sort of things Sony are doing with the PlayStation 4.
“I don’t think, I mean we’re really not going to change anything we’ve done with Xbox One” said Major Nelson, real name Larry Hryb. “We’re very happy, did you see the games on stage during our briefing? Did you see the exclusives?”
“I mean we’re really really proud of the system and the games that are coming out. When you look at games like TitanFall – have you gone through Titanfall yet? Enough said. Conversation over.”
TitanFall is console exclusive to Xbox consoles, at least for now.
“We’re really happy with what we showed on stage as well as what we’re showing here in the booth so I think it is uh, it’s safe to say that we’re confident where we’re going.”
“We’re also confident that gamers are going to love our vision of the future and what we’re going to offer for gaming,” Hryb added. Microsoft have been widely criticised by gamers and writers alike after their restrictive DRM policies – the console must be connected to the web once a day and game sales and rentals are massively cut back.
Sony have said that their DRM with the PS4 will remain as it is with PS3.