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Shiken said:
DonFerrari said:

Nope, he just stated what is know that PSNow was already available and offering what is essentially what GP do without the Day One. And well that includes download for local playing (and with the new platforms added this also include download of older titles except PS3).

If you aren't saying Sony promised, hinted or whatever Day 1 titles, what else would you expect? They changed with inclusion of all generations of games except PSVita and the trials, they have more titles than GP, so really what isn't there is day one. So you may try to rephrase yourself, but it won't really change it.

And as said by other posters, he never said anything directly about competing with GP, this is just reaching from cutting quotes and aligning as seem fit.

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.

Well, in the article you linked Jim Ryan was asked about their reply to Gamepass.
A reply doesn't necessarily have to be a competitor, nor have the same concept. (Although in this case it does of course.)

If one company is seeing success through microtransactions (like Rockstar through GTAV), and an interviewer then asks another studio how they are going to respond, their answer may be something completely different, like increasing the appeal of their single player games to reach a wider audience.

But this was how the interviewer framed the question, and may not be how Sony would categorize it if they brought up the subject.
PS Now is however Sony's game subscription service. So when asked about their future plans in regards to another game subscription service, no matter how an interviewer frames it, they will likely reply by talking about PS Now.

If people drew conclusions based on that, then I think that's more on them.
It's fair to say that since he replied to the question, they positioned it as their answer to Gamepass. But there's no cookie cutter mold for what the answer should look like.

I didn't expect much more than this based on how Sony have talked specifically about the Gamepass model and how it "doesn't make sense for us" or "We just don't see that as sustainable.” .

Last edited by Hiku - on 29 March 2022