Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra Shows His Support For God of War And States That He Is A Gamer First

The rivalry between fans of Xbox and PlayStation is one that can get really better in terms of healthy discourse. Perhaps they can learn a thing or two from the developers of these consoles as they’ve often showed support for their rival console. This was exemplified in some recent tweets by Mike Ybarra, Corporate Vice President of Gaming at Microsoft.

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CaptainOmega2226d ago (Edited 2226d ago )

You don't see Shu streaming Sea of Thieves...
Edit.. Not saying that Shu isn't a gamer... but Shu isn't promoting the competition's games.

DarkVoyager2226d ago (Edited 2226d ago )

Because he has better games to play...

Bhai2226d ago

Haha that's precisely the precise-est answer ;) :D

-Foxtrot2226d ago

Pretty much

Monster Hunter World
Ni No Kuni II
Far Cry 5
God of War
A Way out
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

He could be playing any of those or even playing an older game who knows.

dirkdady2225d ago (Edited 2225d ago )

Here is Shu complementing msft for making onto Rolling stone a few months back:

I agree with the sentiment that if there was a game worthy of praise Shu would say something like he did for breath of the wild.

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dcbronco2225d ago

PlayStation gamers can be such douches. Or is it just the kids here?

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AdonisIsBeast2226d ago

The fact of the matter is, he would show praise and play an Xbox exclusive title if Microsoft released a true AAA,high quality, and nostalgic experience. At the moment they have zero titles as such. I don’t think YOU get it.

The Wood2226d ago (Edited 2226d ago )

Only good games get bigged up by the vps. Loads of high rated games haven't been mentioned by Microsofts vp's. What's shu meant to say 'well done for releasing a game at long last'. . . . . C'mon it's obviously the critical acclaim and high scores across the board why this title was shouted

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IGiveHugs2NakedWomen2226d ago

Believe it or not BeardedDrachen, not everyone likes the console exclusive games being offered by Xbox, especially when there's games like these that are available to play.

Yakuza 6
Ni No Kuni 2
Far Cry 5
God of War
MLB The Show
Monster Hunter World

Sea of Thieves is taking a back seat to all these other games.

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gobluesamg2225d ago

They aren't dislikes. Pretty much everyone here disagrees with you and for good reason.

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OffRoadKing2226d ago

Why would Shu stream SoT, a 69 metacritic game? Or was that your point?

CaptainOmega2226d ago

The point is although Shu is a gamer, he's not streaming/promoting the competition's game....

Bhai2226d ago

@BeardedDrachen: He would when and if he gets a worthy/gow4 quality streamable/promotable game on the competition's side ;)

morganfell2226d ago (Edited 2226d ago )

Shu has plenty of games to play. Are you suggesting he go out of his way to forego his own company's plethora of titles in order to make a statement?

CaptainOmega2226d ago


You two are missing the point completely.

morganfell2226d ago

No, you are missing the point. Shu has games to play. Amazing games to play. Maybe he is playing God of War right now. I can't think of an Xbox game that would make me put down God of War simply for the sake of making a statement. Maybe he is playing Spider Man. Or builds of TLOU2. Or Days Gone. Or Ghost of Tsushima. Or one of numerous unannounced titles since Sony is doubling down on Exclusives.

CaptainOmega2226d ago (Edited 2226d ago )

Maybe Phil and other execs are playtesting other games TOO. So what??

Just give it a rest. You’re not interested in hearing what I have to say.

StormSnooper2226d ago (Edited 2226d ago )

People would think he is trolling. Honestly, if right now he came out and said, “I wanna congratulate MS for SoT”, I personally would think he was trolling. Besides, if Playstation are getting a new heavy hitter every month, I think it would be unfair for Shu to congratulate the competition. But if they had no games coming out, then theoretically there would be room to congratulate MS for something good they release.

KickSpinFilter2226d ago (Edited 2226d ago )

Stream...lol shu lol or Spencer or Neil Druckman lol.
Stream lol They all have more important stuff to do than Stream

DLConspiracy2226d ago

Yeah why would Shu play a game if the hive tells him not to play it? Games are not about personal enjoyment they are about what other people think. Good on you.

Rachel_Alucard2226d ago


Shu likes games like The last guardian, SoTC, Heavenly sword, and Hellblade. Tell me when Microsoft ever releases a game like that instead of this multiplayer only service template shit they keep pumping out with no soul.

morganfell2226d ago

"Just give it a rest."

Looks at lower right corner of you post. Knows you are the one everyone is telling to give it a rest.

leoms2226d ago

he meant to say that you won't see SONY promote its competitor... I think

FinalFantasyFanatic2226d ago


To be fair, it's hard to praise the competition when they don't give you much to praise them for. I can't remember a time this gen when they did praise Microsoft.

IGiveHugs2NakedWomen2226d ago (Edited 2226d ago )

You just don't get it. Perhaps Shu isn't interested in Sea of Thieves, just like millions of other people. On the other hand, there's God of War, which has been attained universal acclaim. I guarantee that Shu has played The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, RIGHT?