Xbox Boss Praises PlayStation for Uncharted 4

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Xbox boss Phil Spencer has been a big proponent of bringing together the Xbox and PlayStation fanbases. In the past he has praised Sony for its press conferences, its success with the PlayStation 4, and even said you're not a real gamer if you root for one console to fail over another.

Continuing to lead by example, Spencer has sent a message to Naughty Dog and PlayStation's Shuhei Yoshida on Twitter, congratulating them on a job well done with Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.

In response, Yoshida thanked Spencer for his praise.

It's was a nice little exchange. Game recognise game, as it were.

Uncharted 4 launches on May 10 exclusively for PlayStation 4. Reviews for the game have been published, and critics have showered Naughty Dog's latest with high praise.

GameSpot scored Uncharted 4 a 10/10: "In its writing, in its design, in its understanding of what makes games unique, Uncharted 4 is something to aspire to," critic Mike Mahardy said. "It's a shining example. And we'll be talking about it for years to come."

Uncharted 4 is the last game in the series Naughty Dog plans to make and the final one that stars Nathan Drake. However, there could be an Uncharted 5.

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I have no interest in it at this point in time, played the other ones a LOT, Burnt out on these types, looks alright though. Not the GOTY everyone is saying though. I sold my PS4 for lack of games, not purchasing another just for this. I already have a bunch of 3rd party games ready to play anyway.

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@bubba_666: How would you know if it's a GOTY or not if you never played it?

Also, while PC is king, the PS4 has the most games out between the Xbone and Wii U.

There isn't a lack of games for the PS4, simply a lack of exclusives.

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@SolidTy: PS4 lack of exclusive is due to sony own clauses. It's designed to attract game maker to publish game for sony. Sony will help them build their game if needed, but at most all sony ask is 1 year exclusivity. This is the reason there are tons of indies in Sony, also the reason why No Man Sky opt to build under sony not xbox. (there is gamespot article about this)

As long as the game wasn't build by sony first party (like killzone) or IP created and owned by sony (bloodborne,demon soul) of course.

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@r31ya: The PS4 still has more exclusives than the Xbone (the tallest midget analogy), but I feel both machines lack exclusives when compared to previous gens.

Either way, the original post claimed the PS4 lacked games so he sold it, but the PS4 has the most games between the Xbone or Wii U (PC being king of course). He also claimed a game wasn't GOTY but he had no way to play it, so he wouldn't know at any rate.

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@bubba_666: How could you possibly say its not the GOTY everyone is saying?, It has every oppurtunity to be, have you played this title yet, may be better to reserve judgement. As for lack of games Uncharted 4, Ratchet and Clank, Horizon Dawn, Gravity Rush 2, Nier Automata, No Mans Sky, Persona 5, Shadow of the beast, Star ocean 5, Street Figther v, The Last Guardian, Dreams, Boundless, Blood Borne, Aliennation. I honestly believe ps4 is the best place for gaming right now, this title is going to sell some units for sure, this game will sit high upon a gaming throne with few other like Ocarina of Time. So cant wait :-)

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@robbiewigan1: Guess Bubba doesnt care for those games? If he doesnt, then the PS4 is not the best place for gaming for him. Its all subjective to what each individual wants from their money in this hobby and scores and awards cant be played. Games can. He obviously does not care for as many games as you do on the PS4.

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@cainetao11: Just adding my angle to the fact he quoted " This is not the GOTY everyone is saying though" prior to its release, i simply stated reserve judgement, people work hard to make these games for people to play enjoy, these little negative inconsistent digs benefit nobody.

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@robbiewigan1: I agree. Remedy caught a lot of shit from the Sony fanboy train for QB. Those people, and that studio is quite a bit smaller than ND, worked hard on that game. People hate on other people. Its why we struggle not to destroy each other.

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I don't usually buy story/action games. I'll rent them through GF, complete them, then send them back. There is an exception though, when it comes to ND games. These guys in my opinion, produce the best combination of action and story HANDS DOWN! I've played and beaten the last 2 TR's and liked those, but not enough to purchase. I will be in line Midnight at launch for UC4. I may not even beat the game until later this year, but I have to support ND. Please continue to make great releases.

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I predict Sony doing the ever so unheard of Sony thing to do this year at E3. Buy exclusive rights for a Crash Bandicoot reboot! I would be stoked! But of course limiting my playing options isn't gamer friendly...

I also predict a Battletoads reboot from Microsoft! They like to use the franchises they actually own! And the characters would be amazing with the right mind behind them. There are many ways they could go about it from a gameplay front. I personally hope its either a 3D platformer similar to Banjo Kazooie but with more action or a Metroidvania similar to Guacamelee.

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I agree! Good games are good for the gamer... That's about all there is to it! If you don't like modern Naughty Dog types of games I don't blame you. The appeal isn't there for me either. They are 80% cinematography narrative and 20% repetitive gameplay that lacks genuine creativity and as far as I am concerned... With half-assed tacked on multiplayer. But Uncharted 4 seems like an amazing game within its genre. Quantum Break and The Last of Us are other examples. Tomb Raider is not... Its more Metroid than anything. Rise of the Tomb Raider is on my top 20 games of all time easily.

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Media bias!! Uncharted 4 sucks. You have to be paid off by Sony to think Uncharted 4 is good. Phil Spencer is obviously in Sony's pocket

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@jhcho2: Not sure if trolling or one of those I-have-never-tried-it-but-I-know-better-than-anyone-that-it-is-the-worst-thing-ever-guys.

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@jhcho2: :/

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Lmao this is lame. Seriously Phil you need to lay off the D bruh.

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@progenitorvirus: lame? Because he's not out here being a ass. The guy just showed respect what the hell is wrong with that? Grow up clown.

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Couldn't Phil suck more?....metaphorically speaking. ...

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@Pelezinho777: I agree, P Spencer is looking stupid with so many praises. Did I miss it or Yoshida has never conatulated Spencer for anything? maybe Spencer should work for Sony that way he can perform your question eveydsy lol

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@heavengirl15: Dunno but Adam Boyes congratulated them on Quantum Break

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This guy is too classy. YOu should see the smacktalk going on during 360's days with Moore, Greenberg, and Kim. Phil would have shaken his head.

"Uncharted 4 is the last game in the series Naughty Dog plans to make and the final one that stars Nathan Drake."

Is this statement as spoilery as it sounds?

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@lostn: Another Uncharted would be overkill.

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@wanderingknight: Well when they said "the final one starring Nathan Drake" what I was getting at is.. does that mean Nathan dies in the end? I don't want the actual answer to that question. I just wanted to know if that sentence is as spoilery as it sounds. Because that's what it implies. Unless he is dead, there is always the chance he'll be tempted by new treasure and lost cities to find. So how can you for sure say there will not be another adventure with Drake? That is unless he dies in this game.

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there you are the 2 top dog's saying ty see you at e3 both knowing ps4 is better and sony wishes xbox can do the same f u all you trolls

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@andyvecc011: Xbox could have been doing a lot better but Phil inherited a poisoned chalice. Too many mistakes were made prior to him taking over, and the damage could not be undone.

The only way I see Xbox gaining ground is if they slash the price to $200 or $250 and Sony does not respond with a price cut of their own.

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@lostn: who cares how much they sell comparatively? Lol. Xbox is making plenty of bank for MS. I doubt they are as interested in the horse race as you are.

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@codju: Sure they are interested in the race. If they weren't, they wouldn't have stopped reporting sales numbers. Now they focus on "xbox live engagement". If they didn't care that Sony was trouncing them, why wouldn't they continue posting sales data like they always did?

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@lostn: THIS!

Can I just say that Don Mattrick was a total fuckwit and destroyed the perception of the xbox one during its 2013 reveal.

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@C0v3rtUnis0l: Not just that, Zynga didn't do too well under him either.. he's left that company too.

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This is great! I would love to see casual gamers unite over their machines of 5 year old tech! :)

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Do you think in the end. When these men are old. They want to look back on their past history with each other with anger and hate? No and neither should we

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You see from the horses mouth. Peace? Appreciate each others ideas and designs. Not be a bunch of dickhead fanboys

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If only the so called 'mature gamers' could be that friendly towards other system fans. Scroll down to see examples of immaturity.

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@xgalacticax: Many of us who own both consoles are rooting for both companies to outperform and put out amazing products. Then it's a win-win situation for everyone involved.

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That's what I'm talking about. It's great to see this kind of respect. I like both systems which why I own both systems. I play certain games on one system and other game on the other system.

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This years E3 man, going to be a rememberable one! (Is that a word though? How the hell did I spell it first time! Go me!!

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@kiloman_74: I think the word you're looking for is memorable.

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This years E3 man, going to be a rememberable one! (Is that a word though? How the hell did I spell it first time! Go me!!

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You never hear the other companies doing the same. It's always MS extending the olive branch

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@Gravity_Slave: Thats only because they are doing so badly.

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@Uangry: That only makes it more meaningful, imho. Praise is easy when you're in the lead, and losing gracefully is real sportsmanship. Phil Spencer is garnering a lot of respect atm for being so humble for someone in his position.

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PC IS PIRATE INFESTED PLATFORM + ONLINE IS RUINED BY HACKERS!!!!!

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It's so funny when I see comments like "Phil Spencer is a really classy guy". If his interest was only to congratulate sony, he would send Shuhei a private message and not make a spectacle about it on twitter. One would think that in the 21st century, the sheep are immune to the spectacle of politicians. I'm not saying Phil Spencer is a bad guy but if you can't see that every move he makes is to market himself as the friend of the average gamer, you're blind.

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@Sun-Tzu-GE: Seriously, when a high ranking employee of a company sends something publicly over social media, it's been vetted by PR and HR before they even clicked send. If he wanted to send "genuine" congratulations like a normal person it would be a private message, email, or phone call.

This is marketing and PR, nothing more.

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@Sun-Tzu-GE: "make a spectacle about it on twitter" It's not his fault the media eats it up lol.

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@Sun-Tzu-GE: Open rebuke is better than secret love.

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@Sun-Tzu-GE: I think he's trying to set a good example for fanboys and leading by example. He respects his competitors and wants the Xbox and PS fanbois to do the same and not hate the other console or wish it to fail. He doesn't wish for PS4 to fail, and nor does he want Xbots to wish PS4 to fail. In return, he'd appreciate the Playstation side to reciprocate the same classiness he's extending to them.

What better way than to send a message publicly?

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@Sun-Tzu-GE: that's s narrow way of seeing it. Usually when you congratulate someone in the professional industry, it's in an open forum. It's industry etiquette and common practice.

By your logic there should be NO birthday parties, events, celebrations and parades because every one would be private messaging each other. It must be a sad, paranoid minimalistic world you hide in.

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@Sun-Tzu-GE: Phil and Shu actually tweet pretty frequently to each other. Unlike what the rabid fanboys think, it is actually okay to respect the competition.

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