I mean that would be an awesome bullet point....if they were games the caliber of what Sony and Nintendo produce. So far GamePass has seen what? Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, Crackdown 3 Day and Date. Games that didn't perform well review or perception wise. Sea of Thieves from what I understand could make a comeback tho.
Did it get Forza? Will it get Gear of War 5? Will it get Halo Infinite? I question how far they will take the "1st Party Games Day One" rule. Doing so could really cripple some well performing title's sales at retail.
It reminds me of when Sony first started doing Free games with Plus subscription. It was all fun and games until when the PS4 came out they saw a drop in lesser AA title sales because everyone was like "Oh, it will end up on Plus for free so I won't buy it". I think Sony facetiously didn't put many games as Plus titles (Like Knack for the longest) just to break that mindset.
Looks like day 1 for all major releases is Microsoft's standard.
MS doesn't give a fuck, that's what makes it so difficult for Sony to counter ... XBox sales are OK but they're nothing that special. But for Sony it's a massive problem if they're forced into making a streaming service that has day 1 content of new releases.
How do you sell $60 copies of Spider-Man or God of War then? Why does anyone even need a PS5 then when you can just load up an app on your smart TV or even tablet/phone and play there?
The situation puts Sony in a real bind, I'm sure they would prefer the gaming business to stay as status quo as it has been. MS is in this to beat Amazon and Google, they don't care if Sony's model has to burn down in the process.