Xbox Game Pass has been the topic of a rather innovative service across all of its consoles, and even on PCs. The service aims to be different from Xbox Live Gold, in the sense of, sure, you aren’t paying for online access, but you get access to over 100 games you can play at any time without paying full price for. Game Pass Ultimate does this as well, and also includes Gold, but is more expensive.
That stuff isn’t why we’re here today, though. Given how successful that it’s been, to the point where brand-new titles like Forza Horizon 5 will be available to Game Pass Ultimate on release day. Surely, you’d think that because of how lucrative it is, you’d be able to take Game Pass to places that aren’t the Xbox series of consoles and PCs, right?
It’s Not Happening Going Forward
According to an interview from Gamesradar, Xbox CEO Phil Spencer had shed some light on the topic of Game Pass on other consoles. When asked, he replied with, “You know, it’s the right question because people usually ask me about releasing one individual game or another. And what I say is I want the full Xbox experience to be something that we deliver. We have no plans to bring it to any other kind of closed platforms right now, mainly because those closed platforms don’t want something like Game Pass. There’s a ton of open platforms out there for us to grow in: the web, PC, and mobile. So all of our focus, frankly, is on those platforms.”
So, the possibility is ruled out for the foreseeable future. Spencer also finished up with, “In the end, when we say we want everybody to be able to play on Xbox, we really mean if we can bring that full experience to a device that players want, we are totally open to those discussions.”
What do you think about the Xbox Game Pass being ruled out from opposing platforms? Do you think it’s the right thing to do? Do you think that the subscription service should go to other mediums? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.