Xbox Game Pass has been a game-changer for Microsoft, Xbox Studios, and their fans with its “Day 1” release.
PlayStation Executive Vice President Eric Lempel was recently asked for his thoughts on how Xbox Game Pass was able to release first-party titles on the service’s “day one” and declined to go into details. explained PS. What’s more, it’s “very different” from Game Pass.
It’s not every day that a PlayStation representative provides a comment that provides insight into how the company feels about a competitor’s offering. This is also a very interesting reaction considering how the new phase of Sony’s service was initially thought to be a direct response to Xbox’s Game Pass service.
Rempel went on to say that this battle will ultimately come down to “what you can get with the service in terms of the type of games and the quality of the games.”
With PlayStation Plus, Sony feels it offers a “curated catalog of games” along with a variety of other services, including online play, which it believes “resonates with consumers.” . We also mentioned that more players than expected adopted the top two tiers of PS Plus.
Xbox has historically strived to offer a carefully selected catalog of games via Game Pass, and has often said that “day one” releases give it an edge.