Yesterday Sony made the price and availability of the PS5 official, revealing by surprise that Mexico will be one of the first countries in the world where it can be bought, and this will be next September 12. But without a doubt, one of the things that most caught the attention was the PlayStation Plus Collection, which is a selection of PS4 games that will be available from day 1 for PS5 subscribers.
The list of games in the PlayStation Plus Collection is:
- God of War
- Monster Hunter: World
- Final Fantasy XV
- Fallout 4
- Mortal Kombat X
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
- Ratchet & Clank
- Days Gone
- Until Dawn
- Detroit: Become Human
- Battlefield 1
- Infamous: Second Son
- Batman: Arkham Knight
- The Last Guardian
- The Last of Us Remastered
- Person 5
- Resident Evil VII
As we can see, these are not pure Sony exclusive games, so many of us immediately saw this move as a first play to counteract the effect. Game Pass de Xbox how good reviews it has generated. However, Jim Ryan, CEO of PlayStation has explained in an interview to GamesIndustry.biz than Plus Collection is not a bet against Game PassHe has, in fact, made an important statement about it.
A model like Game Pass is unsustainable for Sony
Sony has made it clear, the company does not work (nor does it intend to) on a model that is similar to Game Pass, in fact, Jim Ryan makes it clear that Plus Collection does not come to replace PS Now, which is the closest thing it has Sony to Game Pass, a service that is available in a limited number of countries and that in addition to having a much more limited catalog of games, does not include Sony exclusives from day 1, as it does with Game Pass and games developed by Microsoft Studios.
The words of the CEO of PlayStation were the following:
“For us, having a catalog of games is not something that defines a platform. Our motto is ‘new games, good games’. We have already had this conversation. We are not going down the path of bringing new releases to a subscription model. Those games have cost millions of dollars, more than 100 million, to develop. We do not see it sustainable.
We want our games to be bigger and better. And we hope that, at a certain point, they are also continuous. So bringing them to a subscription, from launch day, doesn’t make any sense. For others, who are in a different situation, it may be, but not for us. We want to expand and grow our ecosystem and launching new games on a subscription model does not fit that. “
A few weeks ago Sony mentioned that it planned to bring more exclusive games to PC in order to make several of its games more profitable, in fact, in yesterday’s presentation 3 titles were announced that will also be available on PC, one of them was Final Fantasy XVI.
The stakes are clear
With Jim Ryan’s statements it is clear that PlayStation and Xbox are going in different ways, while the first seeks to convince its users with interesting exclusives, the second wants to offer a huge catalog of games in its subscription service, which are even already available on smartphones from the Cloud with Project xCloud, which is why it has become an even more interesting and powerful option.
Xbox has also just added EA Play titles to Game Pass Ultimate and Game Pass for PC, in fact, it is thanks to this that the Xbox Series X and Series S will be the next-generation consoles with the largest number of games available since on day 1, because at the moment we can only confirm that the 18 games of the PS Plus Collection will be playable on the PS5, although the company says that 99% of the PS4 games already work on PS5, but unfortunately they have not offered more details about.