PlayStation was said to be working on its own system to rival Game Pass, and yesterday we saw that it was a refurbished version of the PlayStation Plus service. Obviously, the only similarity with Game Pass is that it will offer access to a large library of games at PS+ Extra and PS+ Premium levels, but as it stands, it is not possible to consider Game Pass as a competitor.
Perhaps the most powerful aspect of Game Pass is that most games take their place in the system as of the day they debut. This includes all first-party games from Microsoft game studios, but also games from other studios (especially indie studios) that they have signed up to.
PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan reiterated once again that such a thing would not apply to PlayStation Plus.
“We didn’t go that way before that,” Ryan said. We will not choose that way in this new service.” “If we do this in the games we developed within PlayStation Studios, we think that efficient cycle will be disrupted. The level of investment we need to make in our studios would not be possible in these conditions, and I am sure that the decrease in the quality of our games would be something that the players did not want.”
Jim Ryan says the arrival of first-party games on PS+ from day one means a decrease in the quality of games. But on the other hand, we’re looking at Microsoft’s first-party games. Forza Horizon 5, Halo Infinite, Age of Empires 4… A lot of high-quality games to come out and play. Why would such a system have to reduce the quality of the game? It’s as if Jim Ryan thought it was better to make such a statement than to say “totally emotional.”
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