It seems like Xbox chief Phil Spencer is open to bringing Xbox Game Pass to the PlayStation and Nintendo Switch platforms.
When speaking to GameReactor, Xbox chief Phil Spencer spoke about the success of Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass and stated that he’d be open to bringing the subscription service to PlayStation and Nintendo Switch.
Spencer said, “I love the Switch, I love PlayStation” and he went on to add: “I’m not sure that those are the next big set of users for us, but we could be open to those discussions.”
Bringing Xbox Game Pass might seem unlikely at this stage, but let’s not forget that you can essentially link Xbox accounts via your PS4 and Nintendo Switch already, something that is done while playing Minecraft cross-gen.
When speaking about the strategies of bringing Xbox Game Pass to other platforms, Spencer added: “I think for us it’s all about priority, and reaching more players,
“So we went to PC first after Xbox” […] We went to mobile next because there’s a billion Android phones on the planet.”
However Phil Spencer is not just open to bringing Xbox Game Pass to PlayStation and Nintendo Switch, because the Xbox chief also wants to bring the service to iOS.
“We still have iOS to go after, we will come to iOS at some point,” he told the publication.
Back in August, Microsoft openly supported Epic Games in the battle against Apple on platform monopolisation. So it will be interesting to see how the strategy plays out by Microsoft, should Xbox Game Pass stand a chance of coming to iOS.
Whether Xbox Game Pass comes to competitor platforms owned by Sony, Nintendo and Apple remains to be seen.
It will be interesting to see how this story unfolds in the coming months and as always we’ll keep you updated.
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