God Of War, Twisted Metal Creator David Jaffe Tells Sony Is Working On “Counterpunch” To Xbox Game Pass


Posted on April 10, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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Despite the successful launch of the PlayStation 5 already reported to exceed units sold compared to Xbox Series X & Xbox Series S, there are still criticisms in the direction that Sony Interactive Entertainment is heading. Namely, it is how Xbox Game Pass is influencing the market as the PlayStation company has yet answered to the competition. But, the firm is to be working on a solution to the service.

In the post-mortem of the PlayStation 5 release, President & CEO Jim Ryan issued that there is currently works to answer to Xbox Game Pass on Sony’s behalf. While PlayStation Now available, the service is not effective. Most recently, Ampere Analysis reported that 1 in 4 users subscribed did not continue paying due to the lack of games to return for.

However, the plan that Ryan disclosed appears to be echoed by God of War & Twisted Metal creator, David Jaffe. In a livestream on YouTube, Jaffe states that the PlayStation firm is definitely working on the “counterpunch” to Xbox Game Pass.

I’ve said time and again that people who are writing Jim Ryan’s obituary are way premature. We had the guy on the show yesterday that had made the petition to fire Jim Ryan and I was like, “dude, that’s way premature” because Jim Ryan doesn’t owe anybody, Sony doesn’t owe anybody, the truth about what’s coming and what their counterpunch to Game Pass is.

What I can tell you is I know they are doing some stuff because I know people at Sony who have told me that they are doing some stuff. There will be a response to Game Pass. What it is we don’t know.

Jaffe does indicate to be uncertain of Sony’s approach to Xbox Game Pass despite hearing whispers from individuals familiar internally at the company. The veteran developer also remarks on Sony’s potential pursuit to emulate older games for the newer hardware when referencing the recent patent uncovered which implicates unlocking Trophies for games that release prior to the feature.

He goes on, “Here’s what I would say I worry about. If Jim Ryan thinks the proper response to Game Pass is to emulate backwards compatibility, PS3 games, PS2, PS1, and then to also add Trophies, which is what that patent suggests they’re going to do, and they’re also going to fold in all the movies and shit and make a streaming service, he’s absolutely wrong if he thinks that mixing it with PS Now.

“That would make me go, ‘I don’t think the man has a clue’, because that’s not going to compete with Game Pass, but I don’t know if that’s the case, but I don’t think Jim Ryan is ready to throw under the bus at all.” Ultimately, Jaffe’s statement only reinforces Ryan’s statement to pursue a Xbox Game Pass alternative, but leaves more tension for when Sony will take the shot.

In recent discerning news regarding Sony Interactive Entertainment, it is discovered that the firm will be prioritizing its blockbuster developers following a fallout from a now-closed internal team that worked on an alleged The Last of Us Remake. The report also issues that Days Gone is voided from receiving a sequel also. You can read the full report by heading here.

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