According to Xbox One executive Kudo Tsunoda, the Xbox One actually has “a lot more going on” than it’s rival from Sony, the PS4.
Tsunoda states that Xbox One features like backwards compatibility and new Windows 10 PC cross-platform features give the Xbox One the upper hand in the console wars.
“For a long time we’ve had PC gamers and console gamers who weren’t really able to play together,” said Tsunoda to GamesIndustry International.
“That’s why cross-play is still such a powerful idea. You should be able to play what you love, and play together regardless of what device you’re playing on. It’s about connecting people.”
He’s referring of course to the new cross-play and cross-buy functionality for games that was introduced with Windows 10 and will only become more prominent when the major Xbox One update lands in November.
“It’s a really unique value that only we can offer,” added Tsunoda. “You still need very gamer-focused values, but there’s lots of things you can do with our technology. We’ve realy got a lot more going on [than our competitors]. We’re doing things that can’t be done on any other console.”
Related: Best Xbox One Games 2015
Tsunoda went on to outline that the new cross-platform features between Xbox One and PC allow gamers to play games “wherever they want, on whatever device they choose, and making that easy” is Microsoft’s goal for the ecosystem.
As for Xbox One backwards compatibility, Tsunoda states that he’s happy that Microsoft is delivering a feature that really delights fans.
“With backwards compatibility, it isn’t something that we just think gamers might want,” said Tsunoda. “We know. We’re looking for and soliciting that feedback. It was the number one most requested feature for Xbox One by far.”
Tsunoda was also pretty confident about the upcoming Xbox One exclusives.
“We’ve got a lot more exclusive games than any other platform.”
The Xbox One exclusives currently include the likes of Halo 5: Guardians, the chainsaw wielding Gears of War 4, Lara Croft’s latest adventure Rise of the Tomb Raider, Fable Legends and the racer Forza Motorsport 6.
In 2016 there’s a whole batch more too, such as Quantum Break, Sea of Thieves and Recore.