Microsoft is focusing on bringing Xbox Game Pass to open platforms as web, PC, mobile
There have been rumors a while ago that the Xbox Game Pass that Microsoft is pushing now may be on other game console platforms in the future, especially Nintendo Switch handheld. Some people expect Xbox Game Pass to be on the Switch in the form of xCloud.
However, in an interview between GamesRadar and the boss of the Xbox department, Phil Spencer, Phil Spencer clarified this statement and said that he has no intention of letting Xbox Game Pass be on other “closed platforms.” In this interview, GamesRadar asked Phil Spencer several questions about the future development direction of the game industry and Xbox. Among them, in the end, GamesRadar mentioned those rumors that Microsoft wants to put Xbox Game Pass on Switch. Regarding this question, the Xbox boss made it clear:
“You know, it’s the right question because people usually ask me about releasing one individual game or another. And what I say is I want the full Xbox experience to be something that we deliver. We have no plans to bring it to any other kind of closed platforms right now, mainly because those closed platforms don’t want something like Game Pass. There’s a ton of open platforms out there for us to grow in: the web, PC, and mobile. So all of our focus, frankly, is on those platforms.”
Phil Spencer further explained that they are now focusing on bringing Xbox Game Pass to other open platforms such as web, PC, and mobile phones. As for other closed platforms, he believes that different companies have different strengths, and some companies will make things such as Xbox Game Pass that will change the game industry disruptive.
In other words, Microsoft is actually open to bringing Xbox Game Pass to other platforms, but other host platforms don’t want it. This is no wonder, after all, Xbox Game Pass is an application that allows you to play more than 100 games, which will indeed have a lot of impact on the games of other consoles.