Not too long ago, Tim Sweeney made his opinions known about Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform, which focuses game development on both the PC and Xbox. Sweeney called it “the most aggressive move Microsoft has ever made,” and hat Microsoft is trying to “monopolise game development on PC.”
Xbox Head Phil Spencer spoke about this statement at a recent event, and stated.
“With Xbox, I’ve got five-year-olds through 95-year-olds on my platform and I need to know that my parental control systems are going to work, I need to know that IP protection is there. I can’t have somebody ripping off Mario 64 and throwing it in our store,” Spencer said. “I will protect the sanctity and safety of the Xbox One experience because as a parent myself I want to know that when I say ‘This is what my kids can see or play,’ this is what’s going to happen… Beyond that, I’d love to see a ton of applications come to Xbox and games obviously.”
“What Tim [Sweeney] wanted us to say is ‘We’re not locking down the app framework to lock down people’s ability to distribute games and applications on the platform,'” Spencer said. “That’s right, that’s not what we’re doing.”