God of War creator David Jaffe says that Sony PlayStation is working on a rival to the Xbox Game Pass subscription service that should be announced soon.
In a new video posted on his channel, Jaffe claims to have talked to sources at Sony, stating the following:
“What I can tell you is I know they are doing some stuff because I know people at Sony who have told me that they are doing some stuff. There will be a response to Game Pass. What it is, we don’t know.”
The quotes were first unearthed by Video Games Chronicle.
While Jaffe left Sony PlayStation back in 2007, it’s clear that he still has enough contacts within the gaming industry (and more importantly, Sony) to back his claims.
Sony has yet to announce a Game Pass alternative officially, but PlayStation boss Jim Ryan did drop some hints regarding it in a previous interview with TASS –
“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.”
Microsoft has been making big moves with regards to Xbox Game Pass, making multi-million dollar deals to secure future exclusives for Xbox players across console and PC. Even former Sony exclusives like MLB The Show are now available on the service, among other third-party games like Outriders. These games still retail for $60-$70 on PlayStation, while Game Pass subscribers can play them for $10-$15 per month.
Even if you’re a diehard PlayStation fan, you have to accept the fact that Xbox Game Pass’ value remains undefeated in the games industry. Sony has made some swift moves recently, giving away some of its treasured PS4 exclusives for free either directly or through PS Plus. Now, with Game Pass showing no signs of stopping, it looks like Sony will have to play its cards sooner rather than later.