Twisted Metal and God of War creator David Jaffe has claimed that PlayStation are working on their answer to Xbox’ Game Pass service.
On Jaffe’s YouTube channel, after discussing rumors of Hideo Kojima’s next game will be coming to or exclusive on Xbox consoles and Xbox Game Pass, he defended Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan. Though he did approve of a fan proposal that SIE should fund smaller budget games (Jaffe adding they should be on PlayStation Now).
“We had the guy on the show yesterday that had made the petition to fire Jim Ryan,” Jaffe explained, “and I was like, ‘dude, that’s way premature’ because Jim Ryan doesn’t owe anybody, Sony doesn’t owe anybody, the truth about what’s coming and what their counter-punch to Game Pass is.”
Jaffe cited his information as coming from “people at Sony who have told me that they are doing some stuff” as “a response to Game Pass.” However, Jaffe admitted he did not know the details, dreading what steps Ryan could go wrong with.
“If Jim Ryan thinks the proper response to Game Pass is to emulate backwards compatibility, PS3 games, PS2, PS1, and then to also add Trophies, which is what that patent suggests they’re going to do, and they’re also going to fold in all the movies and shit and make a streaming service, he’s absolutely wrong if he thinks that mixing it with PS Now [is a good idea].”
Should Ryan take that approach, Jaffe feels that would not complete with Game Pass.
While PlayStation has their PlayStation Now service, they announced the service would not include first party titles. The service also saw a price drop to $10 USD a month. In comparison, Xbox Game Pass has been a success story. You can see our video on why that is here. Xbox are also looking into bringing the service to smart TVs along with Cloud Gaming.
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