There has been speculation for some time about a possible Game Pass competitor from Sony, which should have the codename Spartacus. In an interview, Xbox chief Phil Spencer reacts to the arrival of Sony’s possible response to their successful service.
in conversation with IGN Spencer explains that with a service like Game Pass, there are many different factors that come into play, such as backward compatibility and concurrent releases on both PC and console. He maintains that customers should be able to choose how and where they want to play their games and be transparent about PC and initiatives across generations.
“So if I hear there are other things you do like Game Pass or moving to PC, that makes sense to me because I think that’s the right answer.”
He sees Sony’s attempt to sign up for Game Pass not as a validation, but as an inevitable. The initiatives that Xbox is pursuing are the advantages it currently has in the industry, so the platform owner continues to innovate and is one of the first to try new things.
“I like it because it fuels our energy with the next things we have to work on as we continue to build on the things we’ve done in the past,” Spencer continues. “Because I think the right answer is to create great games, release them on PC, console, and the cloud, and make them available through subscription from day one. I expect our competitor to do the same.”
Do you also think it’s time for Sony to create a competitor to Xbox Game Pass? Or is it better for them to continue as they have been doing for years? Let us know in the comments!
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