Peter Moore and Microsoft = BFF

Peter Moore’s Guardian interview last week sent The Blogocube into overdrive as we frantically typed up all the juicy morsels that fell from his feline mouth. One of the most controversial opinions espoused by Moore was that he felt, at one time, that the games industry had passed Rare by.

Eager to prove that this comment, and others directed toward Microsoft, were not made out of spite or with bad blood, the EA Sports man has made sure to show us that he’s still Jenny from The Block, as he praised both MS and and its studios. 

“I guess you have to work there to truly appreciate what a unique and special company Bill and Steve have built, and I think gamers need to fully appreciate the positive impact that the Xbox consoles, and in particular Xbox Live, have had on our industry.

I worked with a team of people so special and so near and dear to my heart, that not a day goes by where I don’t miss them in some way. Same with our studios – the flair and creativity of Rare, the sheer brilliance and focus of Bungie, the game-changing team at Lionhead, and all of the other brilliantly-talented teams that helped drive hardware sales with great software.”

So there, Peter Moore loves Micrsoft. And Rare. And Bungie. And Lionhead. And he’s no stranger to love, he knows the rules, and so do I.

Jim Sterling