Xbox Series X|S maker Microsoft has once again expressed a desire to release its membership service Game Pass on to PS5, PS4, allowing first-party titles like Starfield and Forza Motorsport to become available to a wider audience. Xbox CFO Tim Stuart made the comments during the Wells Fargo TMT Summit, stating it to be a "bit of a change of strategy".
His full quote reads: "Not announcing anything broadly here, but our mission is to bring our first-party experiences [and] our subscription services to every screen that can play games. That means smart TVs, that means mobile devices, that means what we would have thought of as competitors in the past like PlayStation and Nintendo."
Xbox boss Phil Spencer has spoken in the past of wanting to get Game Pass onto more gaming systems, but "the other competitive platforms really aren't interested in having a full Xbox experience on their hardware," he said in 2020. Should something like this ever happen, it would allow Microsoft's first-party line-up to be played on a PS5, according to Tim Stuart's most recent comments. For the future, that includes the likes of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II, Avowed, The Elder Scrolls VI, and Clockwork Revolution.
As part of the court procedures which eventually led to Microsoft successfully acquiring Activision, it was revealed that Sony had "chosen to block" Xbox Game Pass on its platforms. Microsoft said: "This increased [Game Pass] competition has not been welcomed by the market leader Sony, which has elected to protect its revenues from sales of newly released games, rather than offer gamers the choice of accessing them via its subscription, PlayStation Plus."
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