Interview with Microsoft Head of Gaming Phil Spencer IGN commented on the recent rumors about an analogue of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Game Pass subscription service.
Recall that in his December footage, Bloomberg journalist Jason Schreier announced the Japanese platform owner’s plans to combine its PlayStation Now and PlayStation Plus services into a Game Pass of sorts.
“I think we need to release great games, release them on PC, consoles and cloud and make them available by subscription from release day. And I expect the same actions from our competitor.”said Spencer.
According to Spencer, in the desire attributed to a competitor to create an analogue of Game Pass, he sees not confirmation of the correctness of the path taken by Microsoft, but an inevitability.
Among the tasks of Microsoft itself, Spencer notes the need to continue to innovate and compete, since the company’s current advantages are only due to the fact that it took the first step ahead of its competitors.
According to unconfirmed information, Sony’s Game Pass analogue is called Spartacus (codename) and is scheduled for release this spring. However, there is no question of the distribution of blockbusters on the day of their premiere.
Xbox Game Pass has more than 18 million subscribers and offers its subscribers unlimited access to several hundred games, including major projects from Microsoft itself and its studios.