Rand talks about this and says that who knows, Game Oass doesn’t necessarily have to be the number one forever, can always change. I agree that it can change but that should mean Xbox is gonna go hard at doing all they can to stay on top with Game Pass.
Which is only good news for us.
Schreier too says Sony does view it as a GP competitor.
Isnt the reverse argument used to justify xbox not spending money on third party AAA’s? That they arent market leader so deals for this kind of stuff would be more expensive than for Sony? So its either one or the other.
I guess we have to wait for more details, but I can’t help but feel this is another Sony “us too” half-measure response to a competitor. It’s something that allows them to say they are doing something to answer Game Pass while not really believing in it.
Sony could do something great but are they willing?
It’s actually pretty smart from their perspective when you have so many customers and media types willing to portray every move you make as a wonderful thing, why not continue to use that to your financial advantage.
Of course it is, but instead of just taking advantage of that, they could you know…actually mean what they say and show us something special. I mean if you are going to go in with generations then damn show us a generational split. If you don’t think Game Pass is the way to go, then show us why the traditional retail model is the best. If you are going to compete with Game Pass, then BRING IT, all in, lets go! Tired of Sony’s somewhat empty promises/hype.
I don’t think a rumor of a service being a combination of PSNow+PSPlus+Animu+BC would trigger Phil/Sarah to make some big moves anytime soon. If anything they are on the same camp like the majority of us. “Wait and see”.
I want to see the stakes raised. Subscription wars could actually help Game Pass as it mainstreams the idea of this type of gaming service while GP continues to become more accessible. I believe there will be more multi-platform gamers by exponential numbers in the next 5 to 10 years as all ecosystems try to be in as many places as possible. It’s not really about the console wars. Consoles matter but the aggressive increases in investment all these companies are making today are with expectations that they’ll be in a lot more places in the future.
That said, I think Sony’s service will be much better but we won’t see Spider-Man and God of War on their Day 1 this year or next. I do expect some Day 1 games soon…just not their tentpoles.
I’m saying again, the day PS copies the GP model (Day one releases of 1st party, published, and most exclusive 3rd party titles + multiple 3rd party releases) is the day I open up my wallet for a PS5 Digital. I’m just not trusting that Sony will do that anytime soon, but I’m hoping. It feels like even MS are waiting for that as Phil said “inevitability” so that then they will take GP to even higher levels of competition. It’s like everyone says, when competition tightens customers benefit.