It may not come as much of a surprise that the head of Microsoft’s Xbox business thinks you should buy an Xbox One over a PlayStation 4. What might come as something of a surprise to some people, however, is his reasoning. E3 2014 is in full swing and both Microsoft and Sony have shown us what we can expect from their latest video game consoles throughout 2014 and into early 2015. During the show, GamingBolt caught up with Microsoft’s Phil Spencer to discuss Microsoft’s Xbox One.

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“One of the things that I am really proud of is the number of games that we have shown here to talk about live innovation, like dedicated servers or drivatars, we showed Crackdown at the end of the shown which is one of my favorite games of all time,” Spencer said when asked why gamers should buy the Xbox One over the PS4. “The destruction that Dave Jones is building using the cloud, that allows to do things on a console that have never been done before will be really special.”

He continued, “I think it’s really important that we are a great development platform for developers and you might have seen that in our June update we did some work on the GPU. Its been a good uptake from our 1st party partners, developers and studios. They have been working on these games that will be launching this fall. We have had great feedback from Bungie for Destiny and the impact it is going to have on the resolution. Being the best place for developers, live service and core development platform is critical for our success.”

For the complete interview, head over to GamingBolt, which is linked below in our source section.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.