Sony Developing “Counterpunch” to Xbox Game Pass for PlayStation, Claims God of War Director

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Sony Interactive Entertainment is reportedly working on a new PlayStation service that can measure up to Microsoft’s wildly popular and critically praised game subscription service, Xbox Game Pass. The rumor stems from God of War and Twisted Metal director David Jaffe, who told fans this week during a YouTube broadcast that PlayStation boss Jim Ryan and other executives were definitely plotting a “counterpunch” to Xbox Game Pass. It isn’t clear how closely Sony’s upcoming service will mirror its competitor’s, however, as ongoing controversy surrounding Ryan would suggest that PlayStation hasn’t been making the best decisions for gamers as of late.

“What it is we don’t know,” Jaffe [said]. “Here’s what I would say I worry about. 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 the way to go].”

Source: Video Games Chronicle, David Jaffe

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