Head of Xbox Phil Spencer takes to Twitter to congratulate Naughty Dog and Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida on the success of the upcoming Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
While Head of Xbox Phil Spencer wants the Xbox One to beat the PS4 in sales, he also believes in unifying the fan bases of the two consoles. This is apparent by various comments he’s made in the past, and by some big moves that have started materializing under his watch, such as Xbox One and PS4 cross-play functionality. Spencer has yet again directed positive comments at his competition, this time praising Naughty Dog and Sony president Shuhei Yoshida on Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End doesn’t release until next Tuesday, May 10th, but it appears as though Spencer was given a pre-release copy. He called Uncharted 4 “amazing work” on Twitter, and also implied that he thinks highly of the previous games in the Uncharted series as well.
Spencer’s Tweet earned a response from Yoshida, who thanked Phil for his kind words, and promised to “see him at E3.” While both companies have been known to poke fun at each other in the past – like with Sony mocking Xbox One’s original used games policy – it’s good to see two gaming giants act decent towards one another, and hopefully this could lend itself to Microsoft and Sony developing a better working relationship down the road.
@XboxP3 @Naughty_Dog ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ Thanks Phil, see you at E3.— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) May 6, 2016
In the meantime, Phil Spencer isn’t the only one that has nice things to say about Uncharted 4. Our Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End review gave the game glowing praise, awarding it a rare perfect score, and other Uncharted 4 reviews have had similar things to say about the game. Impressively, the game is currently the second-highest rated entry in the Uncharted series so far, sitting at a 94.05% review aggregate rating on GameRankings, second only to Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.
With numerous outlets withholding final reviews until Uncharted 4‘s multiplayer can be tested further, there’s a chance that the game’s review aggregate score could climb even higher. Regardless, it’s clear from the critic reviews and praise from Head of Xbox Phil Spencer that Naughty Dog has another hit on its hands when it comes to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. It will be interesting to see if this translates into strong sales for the game, and if the general gaming public also embraces Drake’s latest adventure.
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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be available on May 10th, exclusively for PlayStation 4.