“No Plans” For Xbox Game Pass On PlayStation or Nintendo, Spencer Says
Microsoft doesn’t plan to bring Xbox Game Pass to PlayStation or Nintendo anytime soon.
In an interview with Windows Central, Xbox boss Phil Spencer shot down any rumors or talks that Xbox Game Pass was going to launch on other consoles now that the company isn’t focused on the Activision Blizzard acquisition.
“I’ll start by saying we have no plans to bring Game Pass to PlayStation or Nintendo,” Spencer said. “It’s not in our plans.”
He continued: “The thing I want to be focused on is how do we continue to innovate for people who’ve made the commitment to our hardware platform? And how do we continue to make sure that they feel great about their investment in what we’ve built.”
Spencer added that Xbox plans to look at more ways to “innovate across our game portfolio and our platform” instead of focusing on other platforms.
Spencer’s comments directly contradict that of Xbox CFO Tim Stuart who said that the company wanted to bring the service to “every screen”.
“[O]ur mission is to bring our first-party experiences, our subscription services to every screen that can play a game,” Stuart said. “That means smart TVs, that means mobile devices, that means what we would have thought of as competitors in the past like PlayStation and Nintendo.”
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