The head of Microsoft‘s Xbox, Phil Spencer, has revealed that he’s been in discussions with Nintendo and other companies about Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Speaking with Game Informer, Spencer explained how Microsoft doesn’t benefit when a competitor’s servers or network resources are interrupted. Instead, Spencer says, fear and distrust is instilled in the consumer when such an attack happens.
“I don’t think it’s great when PSN goes down,” Spencer said. “It doesn’t help me. All it does is put the fear and distrust from any gamer that’s out there, so I look at all of us together as this is our collective opportunity to share what we can about what we’re learning and how things are growing. Those conversations happen, which I think is great.”