In a new interview at IGN, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer spoke about the claims of PlayStation’s new and rumored service. This new service is rumored to launch on PS4 and PS5 with multiple tiers and offerings such as classic PlayStation games. Spencer says that this service is “inevitable” and expects new games to release day one on the subscription. Here’s what Spencer had to say:
“As you know, so many of these things actually intertwine with themselves, from [backwards compatibility] in terms of a way of building out a library of games that we have shipping on PC and console simultaneously […] knowing that Game Pass is gonna come and we wanna bring Game Pass to multiple platforms – all of these decisions kind of stack on top of themselves.
I don’t mean it to sound like we’ve got it all figured out, but I think the right answer is allowing your customers to play the games they wanna play, where they wanna play them, and giving them choice about how they build their library, and being transparent with them about what our plans are in terms of our PC initiatives and our cross-gen initiatives and other things.
So when I hear others doing things like Game Pass or coming to PC, it makes sense to me because I think that’s the right answer.
I don’t really look at it as validation. I actually, when I’m talking to our teams, I talk about it as an inevitability. So for us, we should continue to innovate, continue to compete, because the things that we’re doing might be advantages that we have in the market today, but they’re just based on us going first, not that we’ve created something that no one else can go create.
I like it because it feeds our energy on what are the next things that we should be working on as we continue to build out the things that we’ve done in the past. Because I think the right answer is to ship great games, ship them on PC, ship them on console, ship them on cloud, make them available Day 1 in the subscription. And I expect that’s what our competitor will do.”
We hope that PlayStation’s new service features a robust offering of new games and benefits for players. Lastly, read up on the rumored service here. Stay tuned at Final Weapon for the latest Japanese gaming news and updates!