Sony: Putting new games on a subscription service like Game Pass “doesn’t make any sense”

Sony’s Jim Ryan has said The PlayStation Plus Collection, one of the big surprises from last night, is not meant to be a competitor to the Xbox Games Pass.

“For us, having a catalogue of games is not something that defines a platform,” Ryan told GI.Biz whilst discussing the PlayStation Plus Collection. “Our pitch, as you’ve heard, is ‘new games, great games.’ We have had this conversation before — we are not going to go down the road of putting new releases titles into a subscription model. These games cost many millions of dollars, well over $100 million, to develop. We just don’t see that as sustainable.”

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“We want to make the games bigger and better, and hopefully at some stage more persistent,” he added. “So putting those into a subscription model on day one, for us, just doesn’t make any sense. For others in a different situation, it might well make sense, but for us it doesn’t. We want to expand and grow our existing ecosystem, and putting new games into a subscription model just doesn’t sit with that.”

Sony already has an equivalent to Games Pass, PlayStation Now features hundreds of games that are playable on PlayStation 4 and PC, if games were to appear anywhere on day one it would be there but it seems that is unlikely to happen either.

Here are the firsts games that will appear on the PlayStation Plus Collection

  • God of War
  • The Last of Us: Remastered
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Battlefield 1
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Fallout 4
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • The Last Guardian
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • Infamous: Second Son
  • Days Gone
  • Bloodborne
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Batman Arkham Knight
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Persona 5
  • Until Dawn
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Source: GI.Biz

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