Former PlayStation boss Jack Tretton says Sony’s infamous 2013 “official PlayStation game in use instruction video” was not “necessarily” made at Microsoft’s expense.
E3 2013 was the first big showcase for the PS4 and Xbox One, and it was a bit of a bloodbath for Microsoft, which revealed it wouldn’t let gamers play second-hand games in his window. Sony then responded by showing an “official instructional video of the game used by PlayStation” in its own storefront the next day, which was essentially a big middle finger for Xbox.
Microsoft quickly reversed the decision to limit the games used on its platform, but the video was widely cited as one of the main reasons PlayStation won this E3. Although the video seems pretty straightforward in its focus, former US PlayStation CEO Jack Tretton claimed it wasn’t “necessarily” made at Microsoft’s expense.
As reported by IGN, a recent interview between Axios and Jack Tretton featured him talking about the video, where he said, “I have a lot of friends at Microsoft now and I had a lot of friends back then, and I wasn’t necessarily looking to do it at their expense. I felt really good about that.
Tretton doesn’t elaborate on what he means about it not “necessarily” being done at Microsoft’s expense, but he seems to say it was just a friendly blow and wasn’t done. to hurt the studio.
It looks like Microsoft doesn’t quite remember it that way, because Pure Xbox Reminders Mike Mika, current head of studio at Digital Eclipse, speaking about the event on the recent documentary Power On: The Story Of Xbox, said: “Sony came out on top with an immediate response to the Xbox One. Your game is your game You You can sell it You can trade it It was, it was brutal.
Meanwhile, Aaron Greenberg, the general manager of Xbox Games Marketing, said the video was an example of “stuff [getting] really ugly”.
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