PlayStation's Jim Ryan Says There's "News to Come" on Their Response to Xbox Game Pass

PlayStation's Jim Ryan Says There's "News to Come" on Their Response to Xbox Game Pass

Sony might have some more news soon.

The new generation of consoles is out, but a lot of talk around them has been about their services. One of the early points of contention in this generation seems to be subscription services like Xbox Game Pass, and Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan is saying that PlayStation could have more to come soon about its own plans.

In an interview with TASS, Ryan was asked about how Sony will respond to Microsoft's Game Pass. The subscription service allows access to a library of games on Xbox consoles and PC, across several generations.

"There is actually news to come, but just not today," Ryan says. "We have PlayStation Now which is our subscription service, and that is available in a number of markets."

It's interesting Ryan mentions PlayStation Now, rather than the PlayStation Plus Collection that is set to bring a number of high-profile PS4 games to PS5 owners who subscribe to Sony's PlayStation Plus services. PlayStation Now, meanwhile, is Sony's streaming service—more akin to the project formerly known as xCloud, before it was rolled into Xbox Game Pass.

Microsoft does have a strong footing in the space with its Game Pass, and with acquisitions like Bethesda potentially bolstering Game Pass' content offering even more over the years to come, PlayStation's answer will be interesting to see. The PS5 launch did have a number of big exclusives, including Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, the nostalgic pack-in Astro's Playroom, and Demon's Souls. The company certainly has a number of big exclusives to work with, but how it competes with the sheer breadth of Game Pass remains to be seen.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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