Good Guy Phil Spencer Isn’t Mad At Bungie For Destiny PlayStation Love
I gather that there are some that would call out something like this as being the result of a slow news day, and they’d be partly right. However, I enjoy good sport and I think Phil Spencer is doing a lot of good with regards to fixing Microsoft’s formerly abysmal PR.
If you don’t know Bungie, which means you’ve probably been in a coma comparable to that of Big Boss in The Phantom Pain, they used to be owned by Microsoft where they created the Halo titles exclusively for the Xbox platform. However, Bungie has broken free and has now aligned with Sony and PlayStation with its upcoming title Destiny. The alpha for the game was only available on PlayStation, July’s beta will first arrive on PlayStation, there will be exclusive PlayStation content for Destiny and there will even be a special white PS4 Destiny bundle.
Apparently there’s even the possibility that copies of Destiny will come pre-loaded with PS4 systems this October-ish, but I’d be hell of a surprised if that turned out to be true. It really does seem to be a flagship game for PlayStation despite it being multi-platform. Similar to how Call of Duty and FIFA often were for Xbox last generation.
Anyway, the story here is that a Twitter user asked Phil Spencer whether he was mad at Bungie, obviously for their PlayStation love. Good guy Phil Spencer replied that he wasn’t, and only had good wishes for Bungie.
@MeiSquawk No, not at all. Just want them to build a great game.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) July 1, 2014
Of course he could be cursing them in private or planning to kill them all some day, but at least publicly Phil Spencer is being a decent human being.