The Xbox Game Pass has successfully transferred the subscription model from Netflix, Spotify and Co. to the gaming world. Since then, players have been able to choose from a huge range of titles for a small monthly fee. PS Plus now works quite similarly, albeit with gradations.
As part of the mudslinging surrounding the planned acquisition of Activision Blizzard King by Microsoft, Sony has now declared that the Game Pass would be vastly superior to its own PS Plus subscription. Of course, that seems a bit strange if your own offer is badmouthed here.
According to Sony, Game Pass and PS Plus can hardly be compared
Sony is still concerned with preventing the takeover deal if possible. That’s why company officials argue that Microsoft would upset the competitive balance. Sony also fears CoD sabotage.
But it’s not just about Call of Duty again, it’s also about the Game Pass. According to Sony, it’s basically so much better than its Sony counterpart that the Activision takeover would shift the balance entirely in Sony’s favour.
In one of the many court documents the following can be read from Sony:
“When it comes to MGS [multi-game subscription services, also Spiele-Abos] there is absolutely no doubt that Game Pass PlayStation Plus is way ahead of the game.”
Sony could well be right about that. After all, Microsoft put its own subscription service in place some time ago and is constantly expanding it. The range now includes well over 400 games and leaves nothing to be desired.
Sony only redesigned the PS Plus subscription relatively recently. The different levels make the offer a bit more complicated and not all available classic titles in the extra and premium offer work as hoped.
Here you can compare the two subscriptions:
What about the takeover now? Good question! That is still not certain. It was originally planned that the deal should go ahead in 2023. But whether that can really work out remains to be seen. There are still too many imponderables in the whole matter at the moment.
How do you see it when you know both: Which of the two subscription services do you like better, PS Plus or Xbox Game Pass?