Beyond platform exclusivity, Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision could throw a wrench in the works when it comes to PlayStation’s plans for a Game Pass rival.
Industry analyst Michael Pachter suggested that the deal was aimed against PlayStation’s upcoming game streaming service.
“The most important aspect of purchasing Activision is that the content will NEVER be available on Sony’s streaming service,” he explains.
“Microsoft already has a deal for EA’s portfolio, and Take-Two has never shown much interest.”
Xbox Game Pass is a Netflix-type service that allows subscribers to stream a huge library of games for free.
It offers a huge library of video games from previous console generations, as well as brand new titles on launch day.
The service costs the same as a regular monthly entertainment subscription, starting at £7.99 / $9.99 per month.
Sony is said to be working on its own version, codenamed Project Spartacus.
But Microsoft’s impending acquisition could cripple the service even before it’s launched.
Pachter said that “it’s hard to say where Sony will respond because it’s running out of third-party content for its subscription service.”
Sony will almost certainly Complaints to the FTC and the EU Competition Commission too exclusive but that won’t necessarily help Project Spartacus.
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