Xbox Game Pass is pretty hard to resist, isn’t it? A monthly subscription gets you tons of titles that you can download and play whenever you want – as long as they stay on the surface. And with Microsoft acquiring companies like Bethesda and Activision Blizzard, the prospect of those games becoming exclusive to the system is increasing as well as Being on Game Pass is a bloody selling point.
Especially with Activision, the call of Duty Publishers and their new owners at the Big X (doesn’t sound so good, right?), they’re adamant they still want to release their titles on the Switch. It makes perfect sense with IPs like Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the dragonand Tony Hawk’s professional skater All are big hitters alongside the FPS behemoth. But having them on Game Pass too? That is the real Draw, especially since Sony has now announced a revised subscription service.
Following Sony’s big reveal last week, we compared the subscription services of the big three. They’re all quite different and offer different things, so you might want to take a look:
Anyway, back to blue sky thinking for Game Pass. A poll conducted by YouGov earlier this year found that nearly 50% of PlayStation and Switch owners in the US would consider Game Pass if an Activision franchise were to join the subscription service. That number is slightly lower in the UK, where just under 30% of Switch and PlayStation gamers would see the same thing. That’s still nearly a third of the market, which isn’t insignificant given that there hasn’t been a new Call of Duty game on Nintendo hardware since Ghosts. That was almost ten years ago!
You don’t need an Xbox console to get Game Pass. So don’t worry about picking a new console if you’re interested. You can get the subscription service on your PC, some Android devices, or stream through Xbox’s cloud gaming service. The idea of trying out brand new titles and AAA releases as soon as they appear on a subscription service would be a huge draw for many.
Do you have Game Pass? What would tempt you to sign up for the service if you haven’t? And do you think Nintendo should do something similar? let us know.
https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/04/more-switch-owners-would-consider-game-pass-if-activision-titles-were-added-poll-finds More Switch owners would consider Game Pass if Activision titles were added, poll says