Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass has proven to be an incredible value for gamers, letting subscribers enjoy the latest titles for as little as $5 a month. Unfortunately, PlayStation fans won’t be getting anything like that on its PS Now streaming service. CEO Jim Ryan suggests that doing so would devalue the impact of first-party titles such as The Last of Us 2: “it’s better to spend energy on making sure that the launch of those games is a massive entertainment event.”

“That’s where we stand right now. But our stance on the inclusion of first party games in PlayStation Now in terms of what we’ve done this month is very different to our stance 12 months ago. I don’t want to say this is what PlayStation Now is going to be like forever. But certainly right now, given how some of our first party IP is incredibly special and valuable, we just want to treat them with amazing care and respect, and have those launches be clean and pure.”


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