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PlayStation CEO Has 'News to Come' on Response to Xbox Game Pass

PlayStation CEO Has 'News to Come' on Response to Xbox Game Pass - News

by William D'Angelo , posted 4 days ago / 1,696 Views

PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan in an interview with TASS was asked about Xbox Game Pass and how Sony plans to respond to Microsoft's subscription gaming service. 

Ryan says there is news on a response to Xbox Game and mentioned PlayStation's own subscription service, PlayStation Now. 

"There is actually news to come, but just not today," says Ryan. "We have PlayStation Now which is our subscription service, and that is available in a number of markets."

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With the current success of Xbox Game Pass, it makes sense for Sony to do something similar. One possibility is adding first-party titles on launch day on its PlayStation Now service. 


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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14 Comments

DonFerrari (on 20 November 2020)

Their update is that PSNow will be available in more markets and will also include PS5 games. Done.

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TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 20 November 2020)

Good to hear there's news coming. I bought ps now for £35 for a year and have played great games

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 21 November 2020)

make psnow competitive against gamepass and they will be golden!

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holzi (on 21 November 2020)

This response is expected. What was he supposed to say. That they still don't care about that stuff as much as Xbox? That would just look bad. I am certain that they have improvements planned for the future but this statement means nothing.

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NathanSSSS (on 20 November 2020)

I still don't think it makes sense for PlayStation to include FP titles on launch day in PSNow, the cost is huge, but I do like them to include a mix of old PlayStation exclusive games and fine second and third party games to attract subscribers.

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method114 (on 20 November 2020)

I don't think it does either and I don't think they will. I do think they need to update PSnow for PC. Make it at least 1080p . Then give a timeline for when new releases move over. Even if it's 2 years later.

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Vendrom (on 20 November 2020)

I’m sure first-party games won’t come out day one on PS Now yet, cause he said that this isn’t “viable” for their business some time ago

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The Fury (on 20 November 2020)

Presumably it's the same attitude as say Disney and their films. Mulan was still released via Disney+ as a paid for download, that's because the income from Disney+, while a lot, does not make up for the loss of the cinema tickets for big films, especially the 'long term' income the could potentially get.

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enigmaxg2 (on 21 November 2020)

Don't get your hopes up, at least not with the current Sony games scheme.

If they keep on the single player-centric way, don't expect their flagship games to hit the service day one, they will do when they get past their commercial peak.

Or they could change their ways to be more AA and multiplayer centric, the former aren't too costly and the latter can bring long term cash flow to be sustainable.

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AFattyGamer (on 20 November 2020)

I don't know how to feel about Jim Ryan. I miss Shawn Layden ;/

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trunkswd (on 20 November 2020)

I agree, but lets give Jim Ryan some time. I also miss Reggie.

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AFattyGamer (on 20 November 2020)

Very true friend. I'll try to give Mr. Jim Ryan some time. Reggie was an absolute legend.

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TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 20 November 2020)

I miss Kaz!

  • +9
KratosLives (on 21 November 2020)

I miss mr tretton

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