The EA COO talks about driving competition and how this battle is good for the industry.
Electronic Arts COO Peter Moore is a fun guy when you forget that he’s part of one of the most controversial (and successful) game publishers in the world. Nonetheless, he likes to stir the pot whenever he can and told Games Industry International about the “great fight” that the PS4 and Xbox One would have this Holiday season.
“I think it’s going to be a great fight in the holiday. And as a third-party publisher, we sit right in the sweet spot. Consumers love it as well, and it’s good for the industry.
“You need powerful companies like Sony and Microsoft to be battling out with each other because it drives investment in their platforms. It drives competition. You want to see Nintendo come back with the Wii U. All in all, it becomes healthy for gamers, for the environment. When you have a runaway winner, that actually has a reverse effect.”
Currently, the Xbox One has more exclusives releasing near the end of this year while the PS4 has a fairly busy schedule in 2015. Will that help the Xbox One pull ahead? We’ll find out in the coming months.