IGN smirks at Xbox for lack of exclusives while Sony drops the price on these PS4 games

03 May, 2018

Microsoft or Sony? Xbox One or PlayStation 4? The battle is forever going. No reason to fuel the fire; each company and their respective consoles, come with ups and downs. One of the downs of Xbox one is its lack of exclusives, when comparing to its rival.

Every self-respecting console fan knows that for a fact so far and it seems that we were all okay with it. Except not. IGN, the major gaming platform felt the need to point that out, amidst a celebration of a PS4 God of War exclusive – which has gathered plenty of walkthroughs by the way; let us know in the comments if you’d like to see some here as well!

The joke began as a picture that was posted on Instagram and Facebook. It showed a screenshot of GoW on the left half while the right half, which supposedly belonged to the Xbox One, was pitch black. The post was taken down soon after.

Thankfully, IGN is a respected platform and on that grounds the head of the editorial team Ryan McCaffrey rushed to Twitter to publicly apologize to Microsoft on behalf of his team. The tweet read: “I would like to sincerely apologize to the Xbox team as well as the Xbox community on behalf of the @IGN editorial team. The Facebook and Instagram posts were unprofessional and classless and made without my knowledge. The posts will be deleted ASAP. @aarongreenberg @XboxQwik”.

Calling a move of your own team classless really shows how much it must have affected you. Aaron Greenberg on the other hand, Microsoft’s Games Marketing strategist and better known as Aaron ‘Greenbeard’ – don’t ask why though – replied underneath Ryan’s tweet saying “Thanks Ryan, appreciate the note and follow up”.

It seems like no harm done after all. Of course, Xbox still has a major issue when it comes to first-party games; but at least IGN is not going to make a big deal out of it again in the future.

As Sony and the PS4 console, it proudly welcomed the new exclusive title some hours ago and the first impressions already seem quite promising. But apart from riding high with this success, Sony is allegedly about to introduce some exciting price drops to numerous titles, with the sales ranging from $20 to $40! What’s more, the sales may also become permanent!

A more tangible post on that matter can be viewed on Resetera. As for the titles, here the ones we’ve gathered so far:

  • Hidden Agenda- $9.99

  • That’s You!- $9.99

  • Singstar: Celebration- $9.99

  • Knowledge Is Power- $9.99

  • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PSVR)- $14.99

  • DriveClub (PSVR)- $14.99

  • Starblood (PSVR)- $14.99

  • Paranormal Activity (PSVR)- $14.99

  • PSVR Worlds (PSVR)- $14.99

  • Knack 2- $19.99

  • No Man’s Sky- $19.99

  • The Last Guardian- $19.99

  • Everybody’s Golf- $19.99

  • RIGS Mechanized (PSVR)- $19.99

  • Gravity Rush 2- $19.99

  • Farpoint (PSVR)- $19.99

  • Battlezone (PSVR)- $19.99

  • Eve: Valkyrie (PSVR)- $19.99

  • Nioh- $19.99

  • Wipeout: Omega Collection- $19.99

  • The Inpatient (PSVR)- $19.99

  • Psychonauts (PSVR)- $19.99

  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy- $29.99

  • Shadow of the Colossus- $29.99

  • Horizon Zero Dawn- $29.99

  • Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition- $39.99

BestBuy has already began a sale campaign on the PS4 and some of the above titles. What’s left, is to see whether they’ll stay permanent as expected. We have to note in any case, that the titles that stood out the most, is the ‘Shadow of the Colossus’ and the complete edition of ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’. Don’t sleep out on either of those!