Microsoft plans to launch Game Pass on PlayStation and Nintendo

Microsoft plans to launch Game Pass on PlayStation and Nintendo consoles

Game Pass, which gives subscribers access to an extensive library of indie games and blockbusters for a fixed fee, has become a signature service for Xbox, but could also appear on rival platforms in the future.

    Image source: Steam (Koshigaya Crowe)

Image source: Steam (Koshigaya Crowe)

As the portal noted Chronicle of Video GamesXbox CFO Tim Stuart spoke at the Wells Fargo TMT Summit about the company’s ultimate goal for Game Pass and other Microsoft services.

Stewart emphasized that he was not announcing anything specific, but “Task” Microsoft’s vision is to transition all of its products, including subscription services, sooner or later “Any screen you can play the game on”.

    Image source: Xbox

Image source: Xbox

“This means smart TVs, mobile devices and what we would previously have called our competitors – PlayStation and Nintendo. We’re now starting with GeForce Now, NVIDIA’s gaming subscription.Stewart explained.

Phil Spencer, CEO of Microsoft Gaming, has expressed a wish in the past “Publish Game Pass everywhere”but in 2020 this was noticed “Competitor platforms are not particularly interested in the full Xbox set on their hardware”.

    Image source: Xbox

Image source: Xbox

Stewart added that mentioned “Task” The aim was to increase the profits of Microsoft’s gaming division, which has traditionally not achieved good results with its console business.

This initiative was one of the key factors that led Microsoft to purchase publisher Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. The platform owner closed the deal on October 13 after more than 20 months of battles with regulators.

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