Xbox head Phil Spencer says Microsoft's biggest gaming competitors are Google and Amazon and not Sony and Nintendo.
Spencer declared that Microsoft wants to bring it's players an experience across different platforms rather than just a gaming console..
Spencer said to Protocol:
Google Stadia is already available as its own games streaming platform, while Amazon is rumoured for sometime in 2020.When you talk about Nintendo and Sony, we have a ton of respect for them, but we see Amazon and Google as the main competitors going forward. That’s not to disrespect Nintendo and Sony, but the traditional gaming companies are somewhat out of position. I guess they could try to re-create Azure, but we’ve invested tens of billions of dollars in cloud over the years.
Furthermore, Spencer shares that Microsoft is willing to work with Sony and Nintendo in order to support cross-player and cross-save.
Both, Microsoft and Sony will be releasing next-gen consoles - Xbox Series X and PS5 - by the end of the year. While Nintendo has confirmed there won't be an upgrade for the Switch in 2020.I don’t want to be in a fight over format wars with those guys while Amazon and Google are focusing on how to get gaming to 7 billion people around the world. Ultimately, that’s the goal.