A few months ago, Sony launched with a thoroughly refreshed PS Plus subscription, changed to make it easier for it to compete with Microsoft’s popular Game Pass service. However, the Japanese company did not fully follow in the footsteps of its rival and now we have found out why.
We believe in releasing a premium title in a traditional way, and then after three months or three years, when sales of the game drop, including it in the PS Plus Extra service, which can help this production reach new audiences.
Some of them may have missed these games when they were released (…), and if a DLC or sequel comes out, we can help creators increase brand interest in a wider audience.
It is worth recalling here May speech Jim Ryan, the head of Sony Interactive Entertainment. He said then that if the biggest exclusive companies made their debut in PS Plus, it would be necessary to reduce their budget, which would have an impact on quality.
It is worth noting that Sony is alone in this approach. Not only is Microsoft putting its high-budget productions right on the Game Pass, but so are Electronic Arts and Ubisoft with their EA Play and Ubisoft Plus services.
As you can see, Sony has chosen a different path. A different approach can also be seen in the case of the PC versions. Microsoft is currently releasing all its games simultaneously on PC and Xbox consoles. In the last dozen or so months, the PlayStation producer began to transfer his greatest hits to PCs, but there is no question of simultaneous premieres with console releases – computer players receive productions with a long delay in relation to PS users.
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