Xbox

Sony rips on Xbox One ‘launch parity’ clause


Adam Boyes, Vice President of Developer and Publisher Relations at Playstation, had a bit of good fun with Microsoft’s often criticized “launch parity” clause for indie developers.

You see, Microsoft is actively banning smaller developers from releasing games on Xbox One at all if they don’t plan to release their games on Xbox One on the same day as any other version. Meaning if a developer wants to get a PC, PS4, PS3, PS Vita, 3DS, or Wii U version of the game out to make money and later port their game to Xbox One they can’t.

Everyone in the video game industry, developers and journalists have been saying this is a stupid policy but Microsoft refuses to get rid of it despite weekly testimonials from indie developers who say they won’t be making Xbox One games.

Now, Boyes has a bit of fun with this controversial policy by releasing an image that states the platforms developers aren’t allowed to release their games on before they release Playstation versions. Check it out.

ZING! As much as I am getting tired of people finding reasons to dump on the Xbox One, Microsoft is giving the public a lot of fuel for the fire with this one. How they came up with this and thought it was a good idea after their old Xbox One indie policy was poorly received is beyond me.

Sorry Microsoft, until you change your ways you’re going to be seeing a lot of this.