Xbox Game Pass not coming to competing platforms, Phil Spencer confirms
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Xbox Game Pass not coming to competing platforms, Phil Spencer confirms

Lloyd Coombes
22 July 2020

Don't expect to jump into Halo: Infinite on your PlayStation console.

Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft's game subscription, will not be coming to other consoles, Phil Spencer has confirmed.

The Head of Xbox was speaking to German outlet Game Star and noted that “the thing about other gaming console platforms is we’re not able to bring a full Xbox experience on those platforms" (as translated by TweakTown).

Xbox Game Pass Won't Be Coming To Other Platforms

In the interview, Spencer explained that the platform requires achievements, Xbox Live friends and more, making it a tough sell to other platform-holders.

“In places where we have, like mobile phones like we’re doing now with xCloud coming to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate…what we’ve done with PC in bringing our full Xbox experience there. Because we know when somebody is playing one of our Xbox games there is an expectation that “I’ve got my Xbox LIVE community, I have my achievements, Game Pass is an option for me, my first-party library is completely there”.

“The other competitive platforms aren’t really that interested in having a full Xbox experience on their hardware. But for us, we want to be where gamers want to be and that’s the path that we’re on.”

Despite rumours of Project xCloud being offered on Nintendo Switch, Xbox Game Pass looks to be sticking to Xbox consoles and PC for the time being. The service offers over 100 games across both platforms for a monthly fee of £10.99.

Last week, the company confirmed that Project xCloud will be added to the service at no extra charge. The company's cloud-gaming platform, xCloud will allow players to stream Xbox games to phones and tablets.

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