Speaking during an interview with GamerTag radio, Aaron Greenberg, head of marketing for Xbox, extended his congratulations to Sony for their showcase at E3 earlier this month.
The executive noted that Sony has been equally complimentary about Xbox’s own games showcase, and that as a gamer, Greenberg came away impressed with what the PlayStation console maker had to offer.
“I thought [Sony] did a great job,” Greenberg said. “I have always had admiration for Sony, and I know Yoshida-san and the team there, I hosted them at E3 last year. He’s a great guy, always super complimentary, and [there’s] a lot of respect. I think the beauty of this is that I feel super lucky to work in the game industry, to be able to work in a space that I love. We’re part of one big gaming community. And while we’re competitors when sometimes people decide what box to buy or what games to buy, at events like this, I think we’re all trying to get people excited about gaming.
“As a gamer, I think they showed a lot of great games. I think they did a great job. I love the idea of integrating an orchestra into the show, and so I thought they had a great show. And yeah, they were super complimentary to us as well, so yeah, that was great to see.”
In a continued show of good sportsmanship, both Microsoft and Sony have praised Nintendo’s own efforts at E3 this year with its showpiece title, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Sony’s E3 2016 press conference didn’t hold back on big announcements, with the format holder confirming a number of new titles, such as Death Stranding, Days Gone, God of War, Resident Evil 7, and Batman: Arkham PS VR.
In addition, it also pinned a release date on the hotly anticipated The Last Guardian, as well as offering up new footage on Horizon: Zero Dawn.