Xbox “way more progressive and open” than PlayStation, says Raptr boss

Tuesday, 3rd September 2013 22:50 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Game statistics service and social network Raptr has found it easier to work with Microsoft than Sony.

Raptr CEO Dennis Fong told GamesIndustry that historically it’s had a better time integrating with Xbox platforms than PlayStation.

“I think overall Xbox has been way more progressive and open, just in general,” he said.

As an example, Fong said he’d met with many key people behind Xbox Live, and that Microsoft provides Raptr with direct data feeds.

“PlayStation on the other hand, has been very, very closed, almost to the point of ignorance, in terms of trying to control every little thing that goes through PlayStation and what their users see. So getting them to release any kind of data, user profile data and such, has been a lot like pulling teeth,” he added.

Part of the problem is that Raptr has had to deal with committees of international Sony employees, slowing the negotiation process considerably, but Fong said Sony’s attitude is shifting, with more power given to SCE America and Gaikai for the PS4 era – so things may be changing.

“It definitely seems more open,” he concluded.



  1. DGOJG

    Eh maybe they are wanting to be secretive because of that hack that happened Raptr?

    #1 1 year ago
  2. KAP

    “PlayStation on the other hand, has been very, very closed, almost to the point of ignorance”


    #2 1 year ago
  3. Animeboy413

    Oh please, Stop sucking Microsoft’s dick you dumb developer

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Lengendaryboss

    Good, good let the butthurt flow right through you :)

    #4 1 year ago
  5. pcbros

    Yet, if they said “Playstation has always been more progressive and open”, we’d get nothing but Sony glory and Microsoft bashing.

    Some fans just can’t grasp the fact that the company they’ve pledged their lives to isn’t perfect.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. salarta

    “So getting them to release any kind of data, user profile data and such, has been a lot like pulling teeth”

    So he’s basically complaining that Sony isn’t willing to just throw potentially sensitive information to anyone that asks for it while Microsoft is happy to oblige. And he wants Sony to loosen up in the same manner Microsoft loosened up to the NSA.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. absolutezero

    No Sony are not protecting anything. Sony are being shitty.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Lengendaryboss

    Shush what are you doing? Are you trying to start a rumble up in here? :)

    Hey! I was going to say that… Well apart from the NSA part.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Hcw87

    So much fuel for the fanboys, even more coming up when the news about the XB1 CPU boost gets posted.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Major Mayhem 70

    Gotta love it.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Opalauge


    if you mean what I think you mean…that is a very implausible rumor and it’s source ist extremly unreliable.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. dexfx69

    Another company paid by Micro$oft, to try to make Micro$oft look much better than they really are. Micro$oft’s propaganda is getting very obvious since their bumbled Sbone reveal and specs.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Hcw87


    #13 1 year ago
  14. Opalauge


    at least as obvious as the recurrent fanboy rubbish…


    ah ok…but that’s nothing new. i thought you were referring to the newest rumor.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Hcw87

    What rumor is that?

    And it must be news since they just announced it.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Opalauge


    that one:

    but not trustworthy.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Hcw87

    Would be funny as hell if this rumor were true. Everything would quite literally be turned around 180.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. stx

    So Sony is more restrictive reg. sharing consumer data with 3. parties than MS? That’s a good thing for PlayStation owners. MS are also sharing all data with NSA, so no surprises here!

    #18 1 year ago
  19. YoungZer0


    #19 1 year ago
  20. yeoung

    I celebrate the fact that a statistics service/social network finds it hard to uncover users’ profile data, seeing as I’m one of those users.

    I ain’t even mad, basically.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Opalauge

    ok I don’t get it!
    there are people who comment on topics like that using a PC…possibly owning a smatrphone, maybe a tablet…regularly using social networks, online banking, paypal, steam, e-mail…and are NOW concerned about interception measures?!?
    seriously? what kind of information could anyone get from your PSN or XBL account that is so much more vital than the information they could gain via the aforementioned devices and their possible uses?!?

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Diingo

    “”Xbox One NOW with MORE built in NSA spy program to track your every move!”"

    “”If you pre-order now you get an EXTRA BONUS NSA T-Shirt & Hat to remind you of how safe you truly are!!”"

    Sorry Microsoft but i’m not falling for your backdoor spying programs you left open for the NSA. If I so even mention the words “terrorism” or “bomb” the NSA will in fact filter through the words I say and pinpoint every aspect — to then be put on a watch list. Fuck that. The government can no longer be trusted along with the corporations bending over to accept this corruption.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Mr Sparkle

    Why aren’t they open to the people who don’t want Kinect?

    #23 1 year ago
  24. MFBB

    #5 Well we dont know what data exactly he is talking about.

    But in general I am glad when a company dosnt give my data away to others.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. redwood

    this a very vague statement.. dunno what sort of data he is talking about here. Apple also doesn’t share their user stats with any 3rd party companies (minus the gov)

    #25 1 year ago
  26. Djoenz

    PSN Info and stats are already for the public to see. Real names,credit info and emails not so wth is this Raptr boss talking about? What kind of info?

    I never registered but here voila its publicly for everyone to see. This info everyone can get easily just look up your names.

    This guy is talking about specific data so it seems.

    #26 1 year ago

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