Xbox GamePass is causing PlayStation to make a bad decision. But Phil Spencer made it quite clear, Xbox first-party studio games will appear on platforms where GamePass exists. The Bethesda buyout and the growing popularity of GamePass are putting PlayStation in a bad spot. As a result, with content possibly being kept from the PlayStation ecosystem, fans are outraged. They’re asking how this can happen and confused on why Xbox would not want to keep these games multi-platform?
Can I start with the question, does Xbox need PlayStation?
Xbox executives realize that it’s time for Xbox to do its own thing. They know the Xbox ecosystem as a whole, pc, consoles, and other platforms is quite large. They offer a premium product that represents itself quite well by creating an ecosystem that is over 90+ million strong. Now they are set to pass their competition using GamePass and other features to evolve gaming further. GamePass now has over 200+ games in the service. For only $14.99 a month, you can access Microsoft First Part Studios games day and date. Now some 3rd party studios are dropping day one in GamePass as well. Outriders and MLB The Show 21 have both appeared in GamePass on their launch day. PlayStation’s decision to exclude Xbox GamePass is making the Xbox ecosystem very noticeable to PlayStation Fans.
Now Playstion fans have taken to the internet and social media to voice their opinions and disdain for the situation.
They see this as Xbox taking content away and Phil Spencer lying about his stance on exclusives. As a result, people are upset and are demanding this not happen. Consumers that feel this way need to understand that Phil Spencer has made the ecosystem more accessible than ever. Please consider the amount of revenue GamePass potentially makes and compare it to Playstation’s best exclusive. With GamePass, a title doesn’t have to be an automatic blockbuster. It gives games and their developers a little cushion while still generating substantial revenue. Xbox GamePass can potentially create more than 3x the revenue yearly than PlayStation’s best exclusive.
Slowly over time, Microsoft put itself into a position to stand on its principles and games.
Over the years, Microsoft has created an environment for developers and players alike to flourish in, resulting in a very diverse lineup of games in GamePass. But with Bethesda, Xbox will have even more diversity in the games they offer. Xbox and its games will be in the hands and minds of consumers all around the world. But, in the past, Xbox has failed to appeal to consumers in a few world markets. With the addition of xCloud, Xbox plans to take back even more mind share. Microsoft wants to put Xbox and GamePass on every device they can with xCloud. At this point, if Jim Ryan wants his platform and fans excluded, that’s on PlayStation.