For as long as there have been game consoles, there have been console wars. Discussions about the superiority of the PS4 over Xbox One or vise versa are commonplace on the internet. Whether these debates have any value, however, is another question.
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer, for instance, recently expressed his view that console wars are unproductive. Writing on Twitter, Spencer stated, “When specific game discussions turn from playing great games to which piece of plastic I own I feel like we’ve lost the plot a bit.”
This post was in response to a conversation sparked by one follower remarking that Spencer had been tweeting a lot about Little Nightmares, a game recently released for PS4 and PC as well as Xbox One. Spencer responded, “I’ll never feel strange promoting great games,” adding that fans should “play [Little Nightmares] on the platform you own.”
President of Sony’s Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida has himself been known to post congratulatory and positive remarks about games and platforms outside of the PlayStation ecosystem. Yoshida, too, has faced fans criticizing him for these posts. One of his responses was, simply, “Be cool, be you.”
Little Nightmares came out on April 27 to positive reviews. In our 8/10 review, GameSpot critic Matt Espinelli said, “The journey to reach its provocative conclusion is filled with unnerving questions and imagery that take hold of your morbid curiosities and pull you deep into introspection. While its puzzles are at times too straightforward, Little Nightmares is a chilling odyssey well worth taking.”