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Xbox boss says a PlayStation Game Pass-like service is inevitable

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Last month information leaked that Sony is prepped to consolidate its PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now subscriptions into a tiered service similar to Xbox Game Pass. Game…
In context: As the video games industry continues to slip more toward digital sales, service provision will start taking the front seat. Phil Spencer, CEO of Microsoft Gaming, says that Sony’s apparent decision to offer a packaged services platform similar to Xbox Game Pass is “an inevitability.” Spencer feels things have been moving in this direction for a while, and Sony is just reacting to market pressure. Last month information leaked that Sony is prepped to consolidate its PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now subscriptions into a tiered service similar to Xbox Game Pass. Game Pass underwent a similar restructuring in 2020 when Microsoft combined Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Gold, and xCloud into a bundled package. In a recent interview with IGN, Xbox head Phil Spencer indicated he was not surprised at Sony’s rumored service packaging and that he felt it was “the right answer.

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