Atari founder Nolan Bushnell favors Xbox 720, says “Microsoft will win next-gen”
Atari founder and gaming visionary Nolan Bushnell has recently spoken out on his belief that Microsoft will reign triumphantly in the next-gen war, praising the Xbox 720's "strong software tools" as the console's saving grace.
In a recent segment featured on GameTrailers.com, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell has named Microsoft his personal victor in the next-gen war and has openly praised the Xbox 720's "powerful software tools" which he believes will stand tall against Sony's PlayStation 4.
To support his claim, Bushnell further remarks that Sony will be held back by "lame" and "difficult-to-understand software tools", regardless of the company's stance on making things easier for developers with the PS4.
"I personally believe Microsoft is in a superior position, and the reason is Sony, whenever they change consoles, the software tools that they have are lame," Bushnell said during GameTrailers' Rollin' With Nolan segment."A lot of times in the past they were in Japanese; not well documented and getting the software development community up to speed…they may have been able to do it in Japan, but the American software community just says 'Oh boy, what a pain.'A lot of people don't realize how strong the software community is at making the hardware platform sing and dance."
"Microsoft, because of their strong software tools, will end up with much better products sooner [and] easier, in my estimation," Bushnell continued. "With that, I think will be an advantage. And also don't forget, Microsoft actually has so much money to defend this.Plus, they have a good infrastructure with the [Xbox Live Arcade], with their online world."