During a meeting with investors, the financial director of Xbox clearly showed Microsoft’s desire to bring its Game Pass service to Sony and Nintendo consoles.
You who play video games on consoles or PC, what type are you? More of the type to select the titles you buy carefully? Or those who subscribe to cloud gaming services like Xbox Game Pass to have direct access to a huge catalog growing every month? Maybe both actually. In any case, we cannot deny that the Microsoft platform offers a high quality/price ratiomaking it more and more attractive to the gaming community.
Currently, you can enjoy it on the Xbox Series X and Series S obviously, but also via most Internet browsers (Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome Or Apple Safari), which also allows you to play on smartphone And Tablet. That’s already quite a few compatible devices, since theoretically a good Internet connection is enough. Apparently, Microsoft wants more. During a recent meeting with investors, Tim Stuart, CFO of Xbox, made some very revealing remarks on this subject.
Game Pass could land on PlayStation and Nintendo consoles
During his speech, he recalled that Microsoft was finally able to finalize the acquisition of Activision-Blizzard and explained the company’s strategy to develop even further: “our mission is to bring our […] subscription services to all screens that can display a game. That means connected TVs, that means mobile devices, that means those that we would have considered competitors in the past, like PlayStation and Nintendo.” The declaration has the merit of being clear.
Microsoft therefore aims to offer its Game Pass on the PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch, at least. Tim Stuart is careful not to announce any date or even a potential year for the arrival of the service. This is not the first time that the Redmond firm has spoken about this desire. Xbox CEO Phil Spencer was already talking about it in 2019. So there’s probably a long way to go before you play Game Pass titles on your couch, on the screen of your Switch OLED.