One of the areas where Sony’s new subscription service completely fails to measure up to Game Pass is in major first-party exclusives. For years now, Microsoft has been offering access to their biggest, most exciting titles Day One through their service, and that’s absolutely a major draw to the service. While Sony is offering many of their popular games from the last few years on the new PS Plus tiers, big, new games still aren’t really part of the plan. However, there’s a rumor that that might be changing soon.
According to Wccftech, a screenshot of the French PS Plus Premium page showing Ratchet & Clank: Rift apart recently surfaced on Reddit. This is by no means confirmation since Reddit is Reddit, and lots of fake stuff turns up there. Even if the screenshot is legitimate, the appearance of the game on there could be a mistake for all we know.
That said, Sony desperately needs big games like this if they hope to get people to buy into PS Plus Extra or Premium. At about $18 per month, it’s not that much more expensive than Game Pass, but the value on offer is still nowhere near comparable. Offering old games is simply not enough now. It’s why Nintendo’s online offerings are so routinely criticized. Game Pass is the standard, and it’s on the other companies to either match or exceed it.
What’s your take on this? Do you think Sony will do what they need to in order to make the new PS Plus into a real competing product?
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