A Game Pass model “doesn’t make sense” for the PS5, says Jim Ryan

  • For Sony, a model like the Xbox Game Pass doesn’t make sense
  • The reason given is the high development costs of games
  • So don’t count on a subscription model on the PS5

A model like the Xbox Game Pass on the PS5? This is exactly what Martin, for example, wants and certainly not only he. You shouldn’t expect something like that in the near future.

A similar subscription model on the PS5 makes “no sense” for PlayStation boss Jim Ryan in view of the big budget games on which the company focuses.

“For us, a catalog of games is not a definition of a platform,” he says in an interview with GamesIndustry. “As you’ve heard, our pitch is ‘New games, great games’. We’ve had this conversation before – we’re not going to go the route of adding newly released titles to a subscription model.”

“These games cost millions of dollars to develop, well over $ 100 million. We just don’t see it as sustainable.”

A Game Pass-like model on the PS5 doesn’t make sense to Sony.

“We want to make the games bigger and better and hopefully at some point more durable,” he adds. “Therefore, it doesn’t make sense for us to include them in a subscription model on the first day. For others in a different situation, it may make perfect sense to But not for us. We want to expand our existing ecosystem and let it grow, and adding new games to a subscription model just doesn’t fit. “

Yesterday Sony announced the PlayStation Plus Collection as a new benefit for PS Plus. With this you will receive free highlights of the PS4 generation that can be played on the PS5.

The PlayStation 5 will be released on November 19, 2020 in Germany and will be available in the Standard Edition for 499 euros, while the Digital Edition of the PS5 without a disc drive will be available for 399 euros. Pre-orders for the PS5 were and are already possible.

Read here which PS5 launch games appear when the console starts.