Let the console wars commence!
Microsoft has been running a smear campaign against Sony since the announcement of the PS4 Pro. Its tweet following the livestream detailed how the Xbox One S has a UHD Blu-ray player, something Sony decided to leave out of its upcoming console.
Now, Bethesda’s announcement that mod support will not be heading to the PS4 has lead Microsoft to take another pot shot. On the Xbox UK Twitter account, one can clearly see Microsoft adding more check marks to system features of its console.
— Xbox (@Xbox) September 7, 2016
Mod support ✅
Backward Compatibility ✅
Fastest, most reliable gaming network ✅ https://t.co/XS7pwdZWHB
— Xbox UK (@xboxuk) September 9, 2016
I’m not throwing support behind either of these juggernauts, but this kind of stuff is hysterical to me. I always wonder if I’m presenting myself in a professional manner, but I guess even companies will resort to petty insults when the time comes. Like Don Henley wrote, “Kick ’em when they’re up, Kick ’em when they’re down.”
Sony does kind of deserve this. It took some cheap shots during E3 2013 and has been acting pretty smug as of late. I’ll also never forget its response to the high price of the PS3 at launch.
Xbox UK [Twitter]