I had heard about this format war briefly, but I didn’t know the details of it. It honestly sounds like Sony tried to monopolise some of their tech, then when no one bought it, tried to licence it out to others, but it was too late by then. It’s kinda similar to what they did with a series of memory cards back in the early 2000s. You’d think they would’ve learnt by now.
The big question is though, which would you say Battleborn is? VHS or Betamax?
Personally, I find the whole OW vs BB thing to be more like the story of the Tortoise and the Hare, with OW being the Hare and BB being the Tortoise. OW has just charged on ahead, being all “Look at ME! I’m so much more amazing!”, but is now slap bang in the public eye, meaning it has to keep delivering with what little stuff it has to offer (the Loot Box Events and the addition of the server browser spring to mind). Whereas BB on the other hand, admittedly being “left in the dust”, has had the unique opportunity (not the shitty one Jack built mind) to plod along at its own pace and do its own thing, without having the public eye on it nearly 100% of the time. No one expects BB to win, but I’m guessing that it’ll catch up and over take OW when the latter struggles to keep its player base interested with more skins hidden away in loot boxes.