That assures Sony Interactive Entertainment “every big publisher” will support the analogue of Xbox Game Pass from the PlayStation presented today. This became known from interview Company CEO to GamesIndustry. But waiting for completely new games in the subscription is not worth it.
It’s currently unclear if this list actually includes all major publishers, including Bethesda Softworks and Activision Blizzard – the former already owned by Microsoft, while the latter could become part of Xbox later this year.
However, the PlayStation Plus Essential library will definitely include Mortal Kombat 11, as well as Death Stranding, God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Returnal. According to Ryan, the full list will be announced later, and regular additions are planned in the future.
But on PlayStation Plus, we won’t see games on their debut day like Xbox Game Pass does. According to Jim Ryan, this approach “may hurt” Big budget Sony games. When asked if new native PlayStation games could be added to the service, he replied: “This is not the path we have taken in the past. And that’s not the path we’re going to take with this new service.”.
Sony plans to gradually roll out the new PlayStation Plus offering in regions. In June, the service will launch in multiple markets in Asia, followed by North America, Europe and the rest of the world where PlayStation Plus is offered.