Xbox Game Pass Isn’t Coming To Sony And Nintendo Systems

"The thing I want to be focused on is how do we continue to innovate for people who've made the commitment to our hardware platform?"

Story Highlights

  • Phil Spencer has stated that Xbox Game Pass isn’t coming to PlayStation and Nintendo.
  • The comment came in response to Tim Stuart’s recent statement on the service’s aim.
  • According to Spencer, the company will continue to innovate to ensure consumer satisfaction.

Phil Spencer, CEO of Microsoft Gaming, has stated that there are no plans to bring Xbox Game Pass to PlayStation and Nintendo consoles. In an interview with Windows Central, Spencer was asked about the latest comments of Tim Stuart in a presentation with Wells Fargo regarding the aim of Microsoft’s gaming subscription service.

Phil Spencer
Phil Spencer has stated that there are no plans to bring Xbox Game Pass to PlayStation and Nintendo hardware.

According to Stuart, the aim is to bring the Game Pass to all screens that can play video games, including Nintendo and PlayStation. This allowed the community to speculate about Microsoft possibly preparing for a time when the primary form of Xbox’s existence is software and subscription-based due to the evident success and significance of Game Pass.

I’ll start by saying we have no plans to bring Game Pass to PlayStation or Nintendo. It’s not in our plans. But I think you hit on the right point of ‘what it means to own an Xbox.’ The thing I want to be focused on is how do we continue to innovate for people who’ve made the commitment to our hardware platform? And how do we continue to make sure that they feel great about their investment in what we’ve built.”

While the future isn’t always set in stone, Stuart’s comment about the Game Pass was to bring the service to any screen that can play games. Technically speaking, the Nintendo Switch can be considered as a screen due to its handheld roots but Sony has been out of that race since the PS Vita. The upcoming PS Portal may be a screen but its function is directly tied to the PlayStation 5 with the core purpose being Remote Play.


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According to Phil Spencer, Xbox Game Pass is the identity of the console brand. He stated, “And we will continue to look at future ways for us to innovate across our game portfolio and our platform.” In regards to innovation, Spencer revealed how the roadmap of innovation is in place and the company has a lot of great work to do.

Game Pass is the premium subscription service for Microsoft‘s console. Over time, it’s solidified itself as having the best value for money in an ecosystem where game prices and development budgets are crossing the stratosphere. In September of this year, it was reported to have earned $230 million in a single month with the majority of its users paying the complete price for their subscriptions.

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