Former Xbox boss Peter Moore admitted that console warfare was being encouraged in his time, but for a very specific purpose.
Peter Moore , former head of the Xbox division , admitted that at the time of his management the console war was being encouraged but for different reasons than one might expect.
After leaving the gaming industry in 2017, Peter Moore has dedicated himself to something else, becoming the CEO of the Liverpool football team , a role he will stop holding from next month.
“We were encouraging the console war, not to create divisions but to challenge each other ,” Moore said in an interview. “And when I say ‘each other’, I mean Microsoft and Sony .”
“If Microsoft had given up after Xbox and the famous Red Ring of Death , today’s video game industry would be a much poorer place and you wouldn’t have the competition it is today.”
As you probably remember, it was Moore who carried out Microsoft’s anti-RROD operation for the Xbox 360 that saved the brand and cost the company about $ 1.15 billion.