Xbox Game Pass is likely to remain on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X, Phil Spencer suggests. However, in an interview released last year, Ben Decker, head of Xbox services, said he wanted to see Xbox Game Pass arrive on all platforms. This project, however, would not seem to be feasible, at least for the moment.
During a video interview with the German site of Game Star, Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, explained that there are no plans to bring the Xbox Game Pass to other platforms such as Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia or PlayStation 4, this is because the companies behind being they are not interested in having a full Xbox experience that Microsoft wants to create with Game Pass.
“The thing about other gaming console platforms is we’re not able to bring a full Xbox experience on those platforms,” Spencer said. “In places where we have brought Xbox, like mobile phones like we’re doing now with Project xCloud with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, what we’ve done with PC with bringing our full Xbox experience there. We know when somebody is playing one of our Xbox games there is an expectation that they’ve got their Xbox LIVE community, they have their achievements, Game Pass is an option for me, my first-party library is completely there.”
“The other competitive platforms really aren’t interested in having a full Xbox experience on their hardware. But for us, we want to be where gamers want to be and that’s the path that we’re on,” Spencer concluded.
It should not be a surprise that Sony and Nintendo do not want to collaborate with Xbox by reaching out to touch their platforms to remove users who may be interested in the PlayStation Now, for example, therefore it seems that to access the Xbox Game Pass you need to have a PC or an Xbox One.
Although therefore Microsoft is open in this sense, there are many impediments that hinder this operation. Recall that Xbox Game Pass is available on Xbox One and PC.