Monday, 5 September 2011

Xbla first or nothing at all.

Microsoft are being quite petty it would seem as it has come into the headlines that they can deny games having an Xbox Live Arcade release if they launch on PSN first. In a sense it's a type of bullying aimed at developers. 'You can't use our system unless we have priority' is essentially the message they are coming across with. I hope lots of developers tell them where to shove it and go promote there games on Playstation. Granted theres always going to be competition between different consoles, this is pretty much blackmail. Sony have commented on this saying "I think what [Xbox Europe Boss] Chris Lewis and the other representatives at Microsoft are doing is protecting an inferior technology". Read full article here about Sony reaction. I'm not liking all the shady business tactics that seem to be going on in the gaming world recently, hopefully it's not a sign of things to come.