He was asked about a gamepass competitor, and he said, "we have news coming, but not at this date." This suggests they were looking into a gamepass competitor.
Again, I never said anything about day 1 PS game releases. I was referring to the fact that teasing a "gamepass competitor" while changing nothing but increasing the entry cost for PSNow (since now you NEED PSPlus) is a disappointment. They did not necessarily need day 1 PS games to be a competitor, not sure where you get that from. They just needed to do something to make the offer of better value, but instead changed nothing but rebrand it in name only.
You either consider PSNow was already the GP competitor and so they didn't need to create anything new to compete or that it isn't and mentioning PSNow would be irrelevant, you can't go both ways.
They added PS1, PS2, PSP and PS5 titles and the trials to PSNow on the price that combines PS+ and PSNow and have it cheaper than the combo if you don't want legacy content. How is that nothing? And both situations are cheaper than GP. So again the difference is day and date.
I'm still waiting for two things before I'll bite:
1) The addition of more titles will be on going (and from what we know it already have more than MS offering, and they will add PS1, PS2 and PSP titles including third party, but no list given yet).
2) you already have the option to download on PS4 and PS5, this have been a thing forever (except for PS3 titles), and the inclusion of PS1,2,PSP will also allow download. Unless you want to play on PC.
duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"
Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"
Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."