Source: Revo-EuropeIn an unexpected change from the big three companies slagging each other off, Microsoft's Peter Moore gives kudos to Nintendo!
Xbox VP Peter Moore has said he wanted "to give kudos [to] Nintendo for its attempt at innovation with the new controller." Whether the word "attempt" is meant to hint at some slight sarcasm is debatable, though the overall message was positive.
Moore commented the new device would "bring people in that, as Iwata-san said, are either lapsed gamers or gamers that are intimidated by the complexity of the controller."
He referenced Microsoft's E3 speech, where it was said the company wanted a billion consumers touched by the gaming industry next generation. "That was an industry message. Certainly, we can see Nintendo rallying to that cry and reiterating what Robbie said on May 16th; I heard the same words come from Iwata-san of Nintendo yesterday."
Microsoft too, he said, were looking into ways to make its games more simple and approachable. But the company won't be copying Nintendo's controller anytime soon. Moore stressed Microsoft would try to make games more accessible while still retaining a level of complexity that makes them difficult to master.
"We need to grow as an industry," he concluded. "Having a simplified controller is one tactic in what is a larger strategic battle we need to face to grow this business."