the new PlayStation Plus he is same to me Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft claims in a document sent to one of several antitrust committees working to establish the legality of Activision’s acquisition. it’s the truth? In our opinion, yes, but the meaning is different: The market is no longer the same Since subscriptions appear all you can play and it will be hard to go back.
Thus, while Sony complains that Call of Duty is unmatched and that Xbox Game Pass is growing a lot precisely as a result of Microsoft’s acquisition policy, the latter points its finger at PlayStation exclusives and ultimately claims that PlayStation Plus is the same Xbox game. passes.
By eye we can tell that All of these statements are acceptable And they have an iota of truth, and at the same time they are statements of legitimacy and inevitable in a competitive system in which one tries to prevent one’s competitors from becoming too powerful. Yes, even if in expressing these situations one pretends to forget that he has acted exactly the same way over the years.
But we said the point is another, and that’s how the video game market has changed with the incorporation of all-you-can-play subscriptions. We’ve talked a lot about it: it’s about real revolution For industry, which has upended the concept of efficient ownership, but caters to a very wide audience.
Users with an amount of 10-17 euros per month have access to a huge catalog of games, approx. They don’t need anything else: If great first-party exclusives aren’t available on the digital platform from day one, they’ll arrive at some point anyway and in the meantime, anyway, you’ll have a disproportionate number of titles to try.
Knowing that a certain product is coming to PlayStation Plus or Xbox Game Pass, how many will be willing to do so Buy it the traditional wayAnd pay the current €79.99? What is the actual perceived value if there are subscriptions that for €10 allow you to download hundreds of titles, up to three times A?
In an effort to bridge the huge gap with PlayStation that has arisen over the past generation, Microsoft decided to change strategy and began to give up games, Literally. There has been much talk about the sustainability of this approach and the possibility that it represents a limit on investments in the most important projects, but it is not yet clear how things play out and the conflict of opinions.
However, what is happening does not need great explanations: if the video game market has already turned into an increasingly elitist environment due to increased production costs, leaving little room and possibilities for dual or standalone experiences, with the arrival of the new PlayStation Plus this situation is being made Strengthening it requires everyone to choose: adapt or die.
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