When we look at game subscription services, Microsoft clearly stands out with the Xbox Game Pass. This success has not gone unnoticed by PlayStation players, wishing they could enjoy a similar service.
After some statements that seemed to alienate Sony from this type of service, the CEO of PlayStation changed his speech. In a recent interview with TASS, Jim Ryan offers a light at the end of the tunnel for a direct competitor to the Xbox Game Pass.
Jim Ryan promises news about a Sony game subscription service
When faced with a response to Microsoft’s Game Pass, Ryan replies: “In fact, there are news to come, but not today. We have PlayStation Now, which is our subscription service and available in several markets“.
With these statements, there is hope that Sony will soon be able to launch a game subscription service similar to that of Microsoft. Even without a time window, we are pleased to see news on the subject coming soon.
It will be very important to understand how Sony’s response to Microsoft’s Game Pass will work. Especially after the same Jim Ryan stated that the American’s philosophy would be unsustainable for the Japanese.
After the presentation of PlayStation 5, its top manager was concerned with the financial sustainability of such a service. This is because, according to him, the exclusives developed for PS cost millions to be developed.
What makes the Xbox Game Pass so special and tempting
Microsoft revolutionized the gaming market when it launched the Game Pass. With a monthly fee, players have access to more than 100 games at no additional cost, including Xbox exclusives.
In fact, games developed by Microsoft are available on Game Pass from day one, for all subscribers. It’s almost like having a Netflix, but for games.
In addition, there is the xCloud service, built into the Ultimate subscription, which allows you to play your Xbox games on any platform. Also within this subscription is EA Play, which gives free access to this studio’s biggest hits.
This service is a real source of profit for the American company. It is important to remember that in just five months, this service saw a 50% growth in the number of subscribers. Something that represented about 15 million euros of additional profit for the company.
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