The thought of being able to play the vast library of Xbox Games Pass on non Microsoft consoles would sure to tempting to some of you. Games Pass includes all first party Xbox releases and a large variety of third party games. Phil Spencer has said that he wants to the service on each and every device, which could include Nintendo and Sony platforms. It’s a revolutionary service for gamers and at £7.99 a month is very good value for money.
“When you think about reaching a customer with this content where their only compute device could be an Android phone, you think about, ‘What are all the ways that person pays for content today’?” Spencer said. “So we need to make sure that we’re world-class at free-to-play content, but we also look at subscription as a much lower barrier way for a customer to build a library of content.
“So we built Xbox Game Pass — it started on console, it will come to PC, and eventually it will come to every device — we use the flywheel that we have with customers on an Xbox to start the growth in Xbox Game Pass. But as somebody sitting back and taking a longer-term view of where our business is going, you should look at that as a business model that we think scales to billions of people not hundreds of millions of people like retail does.”However, the most interesting implication is that Microsoft might seek to bring its Game Pass service to PlayStation and Nintendo devices. Spencer’s comments weren’t limited to “console, then PC, then mobile” — he instead said “every device”.