Will Xbox Game Pass be able to continue with the new Playstation pass coming out, and eventually, Nintendo will probably get a better pass? This makes it attractive for the next few years as Xbox is leading by a wide margin coming into 2022. They have it handed to them. They have made other companies react to them by creating an innovative business model.
For streaming games and allowing people to have any game they want in their Xbox Game Pass for a reasonable price. And I think that’s the main thing.
Additionally, it brought X Xbox really to PC the right way. And I think PC gamers have reacted to this well, maybe even pulled some gamers away arguably from steam. I’m not sure about the numbers there, but it looks like some may have at least left for a bit of while maybe back now to, Halo infinite has kind of died down for now. And we’ll see where that goes in the future.
But Xbox Game Pass had the perfect storm of perfect content, and they’re constantly adding new games, and they’re giving day one access to those new games. This is one of the fallacies of the PlayStation; they’re not giving day one access to new games because they don’t feel like that is in their business model.
It will be interesting to see how this develops over time as Xbox Game Pass continues to try to dominate this market.
And they are dominating. But can they hold momentum for the time they’re holding it? I’m unsure if they can keep this up and keep all those games in the package.
So PlayStation will most likely do this. But one oddball on this deal with downloadable and streaming gaming services is Nintendo. What is Nintendo going to do? Nintendo could very quickly wake up tomorrow and be like,
Let’s create a cloud gaming service with all our retro games. And that would probably be pretty popular if they allowed a few of their newer games on there—even the Wii games from the past.
That can be a significant thing for Xbox and allows them to gain the upper hand. Nintendo will then have the upper hand that points and throw that whole thing off between PlayStation and Xbox.
They put Nintendo in there. Well, that’s another subscription service that people have to pay for. Nintendo is very cheap at this point, so it could be interesting to see how this develops; Nintendo could walk in and open the door and be like,
Hey, we’re here. And we’re about ready to give people our games. Through this, through a monthly fee on PC and PC, gamers don’t have access to Nintendo unless they buy the Nintendo Switch. Maybe they buy it—part of telling at this point.
That could be something that many players do if they buy the Nintendo Switch. Not necessarily something that is too crazy, but Nintendo could walk in there and shake it up. What do you guys think? That’s a good question. Make sure that you guys comment on this if you think there’s something different here. The tear pass with PlayStation is something interesting.
I don’t know if it’s enough to edge out Xbox at this point, and it will be interesting over the coming months to see how this story develops.