Will Microsoft extend the Xbox Game Pass to other platforms? Microsoft’s vice president of gaming, Phil Spencer, wants to give as many players as possible access to games.
In recent weeks, some rumors were making the round, according to which Microsoft, among other things seems to think about bringing the Xbox Game Pass on the Nintendo Switch. Thus, subscribers to the gaming service could also enjoy first-party games of Xbox Studios on the console hybrid of the competition. The implementation is to be realized according to the rumors about the streaming service Project xCloud.
After Microsoft and Nintendo have repeatedly emphasized that they have built a good business relationship with each other, the Xbox Game Pass implementation for Nintendo Switch does not seem too far-fetched. Especially since the various platforms have opened in recent years due to the cross-play already for each other.
As many players as possible should get access
To GeekWire, Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s vice president of gaming, is said to have talked about some plans for the Xbox Game Pass. The following statements have been made by Spencer:
“We want to bring Game Pass to every device someone wants to play on. Not only because it’s our business, but because the business model allows people to consume and find games that they would not have played in any other form. “
Furthermore, Spencer was asked whether such an open model could harm their own console sales. He said:
“That’s not what you do with money. The business in games is really the sale of games and the sale of access to games and content in this form is the fundamental business. So when you open it, people can play all the more and enjoy the art form. It increases the size of the business. “
Concrete figures on the revenue that the company makes with the sale of hardware, software and the provision of other services have not been revealed. For example, in the last financial report, it was only clear that revenue from Xbox hardware declined 19 percent year-on-year, while software and related revenue increased 32 percent.
Thus, it could actually happen that in the future Microsoft extends the Xbox Game Pass on further platforms and grants as many players as possible access to the in-house portfolio. An official announcement is still pending.