Xbox boss Phil Spencer has sent his congratulations to developer Naughty Dog on Twitter, following a post from vice president Neil Druckmann thanking the fans for their support with The Last of Us Part II.
Uncle phil is at it again for attention, we need his smiling pic.
Unlike a lot of execs he actually is a gamer and plays ps4 games too. He’s not perfect but atleast he seems to care. Let’s wait til the Xbox show before we pass judgement.
Why wait to pass judgement. When their output is CURRENTLY trash?
That's the persona he's paid to project. Unless you know him personally I'd be hard pressed to believe he's an actual gamer.
@gamehard he plays lots of games if you liste to podcasts with major Nelson they talk about their plays sessions
Right now, would be the perfect time to assure his fans xsx will follow this trend of innovation and quality demontrated by sony, and new trully next gen IPs will be delivered as soon as next gen starts.
I’ll Wait and see what his next comment will be will he praise single player games, will he downplay them and elevate G.A.S or cloud services.
I always imagine when he says congratulations like this it's with the most gritted teeth just angrily pressing each key on his keyboard one at time as hard as he can.
Ay least he’s not cringe unlike that troll Greenberg
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/... They did it again boys! Let's hope they don't get caught this time.
@sheepherd can you explain what a movie arm of Sony have to do with the gaming side it’s like getting a windows settlement on a Xbox article and claiming they did it. As a troll YOU FAIL leave it to the regular lineup that at least keep it in the industry
LOL. A 15 year old one time occurrence sure does show a pattern of deception. Heck, we can't even get Xbox fan boys to recognize continuous repeated patterns of disappointment from MS or Spencer, but this one thing from years ago, from a different part of Sony, which is it's own autonomous thing separate from SIE, sure is damning evidence of current ethical disparity. I mean, this one made up critic reported here is obviously the same as paying off every reviewer, on every website, who are all corrupt, and would in no way feel that a nice juicy bribe story against Sony wouldn't garner them more clicks than a simple review of TLOU2. As the press takes a deep dive into investing this....or will they since it would implicate them....perhaps you could explain how it would behoove Sony to pay all these critics who were likely going to rate the game high anyways. What possible reason would it be worth spending untold amounts of money to get the press to give it 10's? It does nothing to help sales. The 7-9's it would have gotten otherwise wouldn't have hurt the sales. Being found out would hurt their reputation. I mean, we have a technical masterpiece of a game that breaks many conventions with game story telling, from a studio that has consistently delivered GOTY WINNERS for 15 years now. But, Sony had to pay these journalists off? It's not just possible that they made a damn good game that deserves to be lauded? I just want to see a valid explanation on why it would make any sense for Sony to do this for this game. It's not like it's some unknown IP, which wasn't highly anticipated.
Hating Last of us 2 does not mean I am an Xbox fanboy. Dude, I f**king love Playstation and I think the last of us 1 was the greatest game ever made(I platinumed it btw), It's just that part 2 (besides spectacular gameplay) was a terrible game and definitely did not deserve 95 Metascore. and why do we feel its paid reviews, cuz its the only f**king game rated 95 with 4 user score. If you think Xbox fans are behind this then why only this game why not last of us 1 and it definitely won't happen with Ghost of Tsushima. (((( Naughty Dog f**ked it up / Sony covered for them ))) and btw you people can go suck abby's d**k
Voicemalw The mod is Christopher. He is the reason xbox trolls ruined the game with spoilers. Go read his comment history. His alternate accounts are septic and logic wins. The lies and bs from most xbox fans are border line fanatic. The gamers chose sony and Nintendo and left xbox behind. The gamers voted with their wallet ms wasnt the choice. Now we deal with ignorance from delusional fans.
If Xbox has a new boss who didn’t seem so fake I would consider getting an Xbox much more . I really dislike the guy . He isn’t as bad as Aaron Greenberg but they do have some similarities
Yeah that's the real reason why you can't buy a Xbox.🙄
He real reason is because he doesn't have enough change in his piggy bank.
Nope it's no AAA games for 8 years apart from gears, forza and I'll put the ori series in there and rdr2 and witcher. Other than it's been embarrassing this gen and last year or 2 of the 360. Come on you must be disappointed this gen with xbox? I would be if that was the playstation gen we had.. If you want ms too improve be vocal and shout team xbox all the time cause they look at forums and go oh the Xbox fans are happy and we've don't nothing.
"If Xbox has a new boss who didn’t seem so fake I would consider getting an Xbox much more ." you want Don Mattrick then or do you just dislike them all?
@sprinterboy I have all the consoles and the only game i like on PlayStation is Ghost of Tsushima.
"I have all the consoles and the only game i like on PlayStation is Ghost of Tsushima." The only game after 7 years of constant releases he likes is one that isnt even out yet. Ok...
I have all the PCs and the only game I like is Half-Life 3
Hate him or not, Don Mattrick at least did what he said he was going to do, and while the X1 launch was a disaster, it's not like his actual vision wasn't clear. You knew what he wanted, and you knew where he wanted to take the brand. Plus, he had a decent line up of games for the first two years of X1...and some mild support for 360 for a bit after the X1 launch. In fact, the games that Spencer was talking about his first two years as head of Xbox all started under Mattrick. I wouldn't want Mattrick back, but I would want his brand of doing what he says he'll do and delivering a clear vision. Something Spencer seemed to have at the start, then lost to the point where all he could do was promise, or lie about what was coming. And I don't mean those little PR misrepresentations where it's true if you frame it with a couple qualifiers, but outright lies that never happened.
" I have all the consoles and the only game i like on PlayStation is Ghost of Tsushima." Sony is mediocre confirmed /s
That Aaron greenberg 😔
Aaron would find a way to plug Halo in the same post.
That and no real exclusives. People are quick to forget Xbox was pushing always online, full DRM, always on camera that couldn't be turned off, no trading in games or letting friends borrow it, a higher priced box that was supposedly for the camera that was impossible to take away from the box until they removed it and still sold at 500 for a bit, game streaming services and GAAS policies as well as paying to access Xbox live which forced Sony to do the same to stay competitive. Throw in crappy exclusives that are basically same three games and you got the Xbox vision at the beginning of this current gen. Let me also remind you like right now, Xbox always stops releasing most games a few years before a new gen just to have games for the next one just like right now and last gen. Sony still has games yet to be released and we're a few months out from next gen. I prefer the company that actually cares about keeping the consumers that play on it happy. Yeah Sony wants my money, but being toxic is not the way to get it.
Nice tactics xbox boss, he is adding fuel to the ongoing flame by the xbox fanboys/tlou2 haters.
lol....what? Somehow this... "Congrats to you and the team on the success with a really great game. " ...is controversial? lol...that's just silly. "Thanks, Phil! Looking forward to what y’all have coming." ~Druckmann's response. Flame war on twitter! /s seriously?
Now if Druckman retweets that after the July show...lol
See @RazzerRedux Craziness I tell you. A man can't even congratulate without it being a tactic. I thought you were one of the crazy ones too
@Dissidia There are overreactions to simple things on both sides of the console war. I remember all too well some very vocal Xbox fans who were claiming Sony was using the coronavirus as an "excuse" to get out of going to Pax East. That this nonsense about Spencer is a matter of not being able to separate real life from console war. It is petty and sad. I've never made statements like this at all so no idea why you would think I was "one of the crazy ones" in this regard.
So someone makes a POSTIVE comment on a competitor's game and that is adding to fanboy flames? Please explain how this is adding to fanboy flames. If anything this is a challenge to his own studios to use this as a gold standard to improve their games.
Phil does a congratulations to a competitor and y'all are spinning that into a fanboy war?
It's pretty common for these guys to congratulate each other like this, i don't know why people get upset over it lol.
It's been a while since sony reciprocated
@Cockney who is to blame for that. It's been a while since xbox had a big success release.
The man congrats his self in the mirror everytime he walks past it. He prob got tapes from Aron greenturd telling him he a strong confident man
hahaha I can imagine the Greenburg tapes. "Your road to self confidence" - by Aaron Greenburgers
"You're beautiful philbert, in every single way! Xbone was NOT A FAILURE! Let's cry it out"
"Put me in a room full of mirrors because I want to be surrounded by winners."
Philly the Fake Fantastical shit talker
If you don't think people use Twitter as a self promoting tool then you are quite ignorant.
Mostly because he does it all the time. He also often has to interject something about xbox into the message, which he didnt do this time. It's more akin to people reacting to the annoying guy who keeps jumping into a conversation hes not a a part of, and people being annoyed by it. I didnt find anything wrong with this tweet, but while a bit of cordiality is nice from the competitors to exhibit, doing it to the point where you know anything Sony does or says is going to have Phil responding to in a day or two, means it's become too much. It's gone beyond wishing for a friendly match, to being almost passive aggressive.
It's N4G, most things here vecome fanboy wars
I think some of the comments here really sum up the type or morons that post on N4g.
A competitor gives a complement, and you guys take shots at him, talk about toxic fandom.
Yet these same people will praise a Sony exec for doing the same thing
Sony never had the chance to do the same because Xbox hasn’t released anything in 6 years.
@jw I'm more referring to giving praise in general not just over games, which execs from the three do
If Sony did this all the time, itd be annoying as well. Sony does it sometimes, but nowhere to the point where you know it's coming as soon as MS does something.
Phil is full of it. I don't trust him and I think he's as fake as the day is long.
so you're saying he doesn't know about the controversy? sure, hes praising the game from the bottom of his pure gaming heart./s el oh el.
For some sad individuals, their entire gaming world revolves around console wars.
Phil literally just loves games. Its not hard to believe he plays PS games. Him tweeting isn't fueling any console war or being fake. It comes from a real place. Cory Barlog appreciates and tweets to Xbox accounts all the time. The world isn't based on extreme fans that believe there's some ongoing war. The industry is built out of friends and companions. Not sure why fans can't act the same way as the developers...
This. Right here. This. We are about to enter another Golden Age of Gaming by the end of the year. I cannot wait to see what these 2 companies have in store.
How do you know it's a golden age when you have yet to see what's in store?
I would agree with you for the most part, there is no need for the level of toxicity being shown by some in these comments. Having said that, I think it is interesting to consider that Phil has gone on record as saying single player AAA games are no longer relevant (or words to that affect) so it does strike me as odd everytime I see him praise yet another single player PlayStation exclusive.
The problem with people like you bringing up what Phil said, is that you get the facts wrong. You said his words were "single player AAA games are no longer relevant (or words to that affect)" When he actually said "The audience for those big story-driven games…I won’t say it isn’t as large, but they’re not as consistent. You’ll have things like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild or Horizon Zero Dawn that’ll come out, and they’ll do really well, but they don’t have the same impact that they used to have because the big service-based games are capturing such a large amount of the audience." "As an industry, I want to make sure both narrative-driven single-player games and service-based games have the opportunity to succeed. I think that’s critical for us.” A far cry from saying those games aren't relevant. https://mspoweruser.com/phi... https://www.techradar.com/n...
^^ This^^^ It's hard to take someone serious when they say things contradictory to their own statements in the past. To make matters worse it's not the first time. Being in a position such as Phil people hang on to the actions behind your words! If you're known to redact, contradict or, minimize something you've previously stated....Believe me it will be called out on all fronts. I don't know the man, just as many don't, but I know his words! And I definitely know his track record pertinent to what I do as a hobby, and let's just say it hasn't been all that great providing on the game front.
Neil around gears 5 release posted on twitter saying he's enjoying the game. Phil congratulating him back is all a beautiful thing don't know how the hell fanboys spin this into some toxic stuff.. these aren't cave dwelling neck beards attacking others' plastics. Neil, cory, and phil are the realest in the industry that actually respect each other unlike their fans(the disgusting ones turning everything into a negative on here)
Shhhhh, can't tell people that Someone from Naughty Dog had any kind of fun with anything not PS exclusive. It will break their delusions to think people can have FUN by ya know.. just playing games and being a real gamer who wants balance and options.
@Karvorklestein You realise your comment is essentially demonstrating the same behaviour you are trying to condemn, right?
No it's not. I'm NOT saying I Hate or doubt Neil had fun with gears. I'm saying xbox fans actually accept Neil's words about enjoying Gears. It's the Sony fans who were adding "Phil is fake" or "PR b.s." Connotations to the table. My comment does not bash Neil. My comment is basically saying nothing MS or it's exec's say or do will ever be good enough or taken for what they are because of tainted perceptions. My perception of the average Sony fanboys (especially on this site) is succinct, complete, and has hundreds of examples a day to corroborate and justify my analysis and approach. I'm not the one adding personal conjecture to Sony or Naughty Dog's comments. I am directing my comments to the people who think everything MS has ever said or done is made of pure Satan. Big difference, in what I said, and what you seem to think I was going for. Neil played the game as a Gamer, and enjoyed Gears. Phil Congratulated Naughty Dog for their success. That good sportsmanship literally did not cost him a cent, and will not earn him a cent. It should be taken as genuine the same way Neil's comment was. That paradigm where people assume "ulterior motives taint everything MS is, does, or touches" is an exclusive trait to Sony fans. I'm saying AS GAMERS we should be able to take when devs or people in the industry congratulate each other at face value.
Problem is. Everything that Sony does, Spencer has to congradulate them on. Everything Sony does, Spencer has some response to it. Half the time, he also adds in some marketing BS for XBox....although he doesn't usually do that when congratulating on game releases. There is nothing inherently wrong with him just being a good sport, and giving credit where it's due. It's that he does it all the damn time, and sometimes, it's not as innocuous as a basic compliment, but used as a marketing ploy for Xbox's gain. I personally wouldn't care if these companies just congratulated one another for every game release. It'd be stupid, and tiresome, but no big deal. But Spencer has long been criticized as trying too hard to keep himself, and Xbox, as part of the conversation....and this is just another example of that. Even if he had the best intentions here, it's not the perception that people have of these comments he makes of Sony, and that's an issue of his own making, due his past actions.
Lmao rainslacker do you ever stop fanboying? You're just annoying at this point with these long drawn out paragraphs about certain articles just to state in the end that you're a blind fanboy. I actually used to read your comments but god it hurts to even read through 2 of your sentences anymore. We get it your walls are covered with the PlayStation logo. Doesn't mean you have to hate on EVERY single article related to Xbox in any way. Some of us around here like games and we don't care where they come from. Grow up people, the guy complimented a good game with is wrong with you people
It’s great to see this sort of thing. Even the competition realizes this game is something special. I just feel bad for those who haven’t played it but want to jump on the hate bandwagon or those who have that can’t look past their own prejudices or preconceptions to see it for the brilliant experience it is.