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Sony's Jim Ryan: Game Pass would not make financial sense, PS5 is about blockbusters

Published: 09:17, 17 September 2020
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PlayStation's Chief Executive Jim Ryan commented on Xbox Game Pass and whether Sony have plans to introduce a similar service. Ryan said that it would not make financial sense to offer such a model since PS5 is all about big blockbuster games.

Xbox Game Pass is considered as one of the best deals in gaming you can get at the moment but many feel that Microsoft are not making any money from the subscription service. However, the company confirmed a couple of times that Game Pass is here to stay as they strongly promote the service with the next-gen console Xbox Series X.

Sony, on the other hand, does not have anything to counter Game Pass at the moment and it looks like it will stay that way for the foreseeable future. This is according to PlayStation's Chief Executive Jim Ryan who recently talked to BBC about Game Pass and whether Sony have any plans for a similar service.

Ryan replied that a service like Game Pass would not make financial sense for Sony since PlayStation is all about big blockbuster games that cost a lot to make.

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This was certainly the case in the current-gen era, where Sony focused on their first-party exclusives such as God Of War, The Last of Us Part 2, Spider-Man and other. Whether they stick to the same strategy in years to come, well, it remains to be seen, but judging by Ryan's words, the company are not considering any changes at the moment.

However, with the price of games increasing to $70 and the increasing popularity of subscription services, it would not surprise us if Sony change the tune and start working on something similar to Game Pass.

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