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Nintendo don't want Xbox Game Pass on Switch, says Phil Spencer

Published: 07:36, 13 August 2021
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Head of Xbox said that they don't have plans to bring their subscription service to closed platforms, because those platforms don't want Game Pass.

Phil Spencer has mentioned several times that the goal with Xbox Game Pass is to make it available on as many platforms as possible, including mobile, PC, console, cloud and more.

Xbox even used "where Game Pass exists" to announce the platforms for their upcoming games, which tells us that the company won't stop at Xbox Series X|S, PC and cloud and could expand to other devices.

Some rumours suggested that Nintendo Switch is the prime candidate for Xbox support and even PlayStation but of course, that does not make much sense.

And Head of Xbox confirmed that the company do not have any plans to introduce their biggest gaming service to platforms like Switch and PlayStation.

Speaking to GamesRadar, Spencer said these closed platforms don't even want something like Game Pass and that seems to be the main reason why Game Pass won't ever arrive there.

"What I say is I want the full Xbox experience to be something that we deliver. We have no plans to bring it to any other kind of closed platforms right now, mainly because those closed platforms don't want something like Game Pass," Spencer said.

"There's a ton of open platforms out there for us to grow in:  the web, PC, and mobile. So all of our focus, frankly, is on those platforms."

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Sounds fair enough. We doubt Xbox would pass on a chance to bring their subscription service to more players since they are always looking to increase the number of subscribers. However, it seems that both Nintendo and Sony are not comfortable with boosting their main rival, which is more or less expected.