It really isn’t much of a secret these days that when it comes to exclusives, the Xbox One doesn’t have much to brag about. This is something that just about everyone in the gaming industry likes to poke fun at, and IGN recently joined in with a humorous Instagram post. However, it looks like they’re regretting that move.
The website’s official Instagram page posted a picture comparing PS4 and Xbox One exclusives. The image on the left is PS4’s recent God of War, whereas the image on the right is a blank screen for Xbox One that obviously insinuates that they have nothing. The post has since been deleted, but nothing that appears on the internet can ever be deleted completely.
It didn’t take long for IGN to backpedal on this, with senior editor Ryan McCaffrey taking to Twitter to apologize to the Xbox team and fans for this act on behalf of the IGN editorial team. He said “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.”
It looks like Xbox didn’t take the jab to heart and accepted the apology, with Microsoft’s head of Xbox marketing, Aaron Greenberg, replying with “Thanks Ryan, appreciate the note and follow up.”
Regardless of IGN taking back the jab, it doesn’t change the fact that Xbox has a big problem when it comes to first-party games. They’re hoping to turn things around with a handful of exclusives, but things didn’t get off to a great start with Sea of Thieves’ mixed reception recently.