Guess we should be thanking Amazon for finally giving MS some real competition :)
Hope they buy another decent size studio up. Don't even care if it's Crapcom.
Xbox vs PlayStation was a good competition but now it feels like this is more a Microsoft vs Amazon thing, I doubt Xbox would have acquired Zenimax or be receiving this massive support if Amazon wasn't entering the market, Microsoft has a fierce rivalry with Amazon for years now. Cloud businesses are huge for them both and rapidly growing, Amazon is currently ahead of Microsoft and Microsoft doesn't want to fall too far behind.
If it was just about Game Pass then I think Microsoft would be contempt with growing it slowly because the console wars is a small fight in comparison to the Cloud one, and they wouldn't be much reason to rush given Sony doesn't really have anything close to xCloud/Game Pass but in the past few years Xbox has rapidly grown to huge levels.
Phil himself said Amazon is the main competition to Xbox now and Amazon isn't going to give a crap about playing nice so Microsoft needs to prepare (better safe than sorry when your competition is a trillion market cap company).Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 26 September 2020