According to fresh comments from former Epic Games creative director Cliff Bleszinski, Sony is responsible for Microsoft's decision to abandon restrictions on used games and region locking – not consumers who complained about it online. During E3 week Cliff Bleszinski threw his support behind Microsoft's Xbox One and its new DRM measures.
The former Epic Games developer then took to Twitter to state that Sony had played into some of the negativity around the Xbox One, which eventually saw Microsoft change tact.
"At the end of the day many hardcore dislike what was attempted. You can't do well in that space with many of your core unhappy,” said Bleszinski.
“Especially when users have a choice. The nature of capitalism encourages competition and Sony played into that.”
He added that "Sony forced Microsoft's hand, not the internet whining."
Bleszinski followed all this with predictions of doom and gloom like consumers seeing more tacked on multiplayer modes and DLC for their games, and the number of games that use micro-transactions increasing.