Jack Tretton on Xbox One Reversal: “I Guess They Got the Message”
One of the main reasons that Sony ‘won’ E3 was that they announced that no new restrictions would be placed on used games, and that the console would work offline, unlike the Xbox One which planned to heavily restrict users. Now that Microsoft has reversed their decision, what does Sony think?
Jack Tretton, President and CEO of SCEA, and the man who gleefully announced the used games news at E3, told IGN:
We spent five years listening to the consumer day in day out, so better late than never, I guess they got the message.
He added that he allowed himself to “enjoy the moment” after the press conference ended, but that now Sony is focused on winning one customer at a time, they are “back into the trenches” of a ten year battle.
As for the games-heavy focus of Sony’s shows Tretton said that the PS4 will obviously have lots of entertainment features, but they plan to “speak to the core” for day one, with it “rippling out from there”.
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