Gabe Newell, one of the best-known names in the game world, said that in a TV show he attended, the choice between new consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X would be Xbox.
Gabe Newell, one of the best-known names in the game and acting world, announced his preference among the new generation consoles in an interview. Valve’s co-founder has announced that it has favored Xbox between the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.
Gabe Newell, a guest of a TV show in New Zealand, answered “Xbox” for one of the best consoles from Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 this year.
“I definitely prefer Xbox”
“I don’t have a stake in this race. Obviously we’re doing a lot of our improvements on PCs, but I definitely prefer Xbox between the two,” said Newell. In fact, it’s surprising that Newell spoke so clearly about this and opted for Xbox. Newell previously criticized Microsoft and the Windows Store in Windows 8 as “a disaster”.
One of the common points between Newell working at Microsoft between 1983 and 1996 and Tim Sweeney from Epic Games was his criticism of Windows Store and UWP (Universal Windows Platform) games. Unlike Newell, however, Sweeney was on the PlayStation 5 and SSD technology side. Epic Games later showed Unreal Engine 5 on PlayStation 5, and Sony had invested $ 250 million in Epic Games.
Of course, although it is unexpected for Newell to praise the Xbox Series X, it is a fact that Sony’s hand is stronger than Microsoft on the console side. PlayStation 4 is in the leadership seat with over 100 million sales in the current generation. In addition, Sony has special games that can sell console and backwards compatibility on PS5, which strengthens the company.
However, there is still time for the consoles release date, and Microsoft may introduce games that can show its console’s power during this time. Which of these two consoles will come to the fore in your opinion?