Xbox executive Phil Spencer has commented on Sony’s recent PlayStation 5 showcase, stating that the competitor did a “good job,” while also acknowledging that the Xbox Series X has “hardware advantages” over Sony’s next-generation console.
“As a competitor, it’s great to have them out there now so we kind of know what the program is, we see the device, we see the games,” Spencer said during the recent GameLab event, as reported by VideoGamesChronicle.
Spencer says he “felt good” after watching the PS5 event because he thinks Microsoft’s own Xbox Series X stacks up well against Sony’s machine.
“Just being honest, I felt good after seeing their show,” Spencer said. “I think the hardware advantages that we have built are going to show up as we’re talking more about our games and frame rates and other things.”
Spencer went on to say that he feels “really good” about the Xbox Series X launch lineup, especially after watching Sony’s show where it announced titles like Horizon: Forbidden West, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Gran Turismo 7, among others.
“So I thought they did a good job,” Spencer said of Sony’s PS5 showing. “I thought they do what they do very well and they did that, but when I think about the position that we’re in, with the games that we’re going to be able to show and how they’re going to show up, and the hardware advantage that we have, I think we’re in a very good position.”
Microsoft’s next big Xbox Series X event is coming in July, and Microsoft will use it to showcase some of its upcoming exclusives, with Halo Infinite leading the way. Spencer said he thinks people “are really going to be pleased” with the show, following the lackluster program in May.
Microsoft has begun to tease Halo Infinite with a teaser trailer that seemingly confirms that The Banished enemies are making a return.