PlayStation boss Jim Ryan has suggested that Sony is working on a service similar to Xbox’s Game Pass.
Since its launch earlier this year, Microsoft has earned tremendous praise for its Xbox Game Pass subscription service which allows users to play all Xbox and PC titles regardless of the platform. Although Sony currently offers players its PlayStation Now service which allows users to stream PS4 and PS3 games over the internet, it pales in comparison to Xbox Game Pass.
As reported by VG247, Sony Interactive CEO Jim Ryan spoke about the newly-released PlayStation 5 console and its competition with Microsoft in a new interview with Russian outlet TASS.
Stating that he doesn’t use or like the term “console wars”, Ryan explained that the competition with Microsoft benefits Sony, saying: “For me, it’s great that there’s competition. I think it makes us work harder. It avoids us getting complacent. It’s great that the consumer has a choice. I think that’s wonderful.”
Then, when asked about Xbox’s Game Pass service, Ryan said: “There is actually news to come, but just not today. We have PlayStation Now which is our subscription service, and that is available in a number of markets.”
Unfortunately, that’s all Ryan had to say on Game Pass, possibly suggesting that PlayStation is working on its own service. However, it’s possible that he’s referring to further development on the PlayStation Now subscription service.
Whatever Jim Ryan was hinting at, it seems we’ll have to wait a while before we get any clarification on Ryan’s comments. Until then, we’ll have to take all of this with a grain of salt.
Meanwhile, anyone who currently has a PS5 console should check out our guide on the bugs, crashes, and errors people are experiencing and what you can do to avoid them.