A recent survey shows that almost 50% of PlayStation and Switch players would be willing to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass if it met a condition.
By acquiring Activision-Blizzard, Microsoft has gotten its hands on a future strong argument for the Xbox Game Pass. And the American giant seems to have hit the mark. A very large part of PS5, PS4 and Nintendo Switch players are indeed ready to checkout.
PlayStation players ready to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass
If PlayStation’s response is on with new formulas for PS Plus, the Xbox Game Pass remains one of the best offers on the market. For at least 9.99 euros per month, players can access an extensive catalog of recent titles, some as soon as they are released. A service that is not available on other consoles and that does not fail to catch the eye of the owners of these platforms.
According to a study conducted by YouGov, almost half (46%) of PlayStation and Nintendo gamers would be willing to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass following the acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The issue is only one condition: that the publisher’s big games are added to the catalog. This is not the case at the moment, but all hope is not lost. The publisher seems to have prepared the ground for the addition of Call of Duty games to the catalog. Ditto for Diablo 2. However, without official confirmation from Microsoft, this is still only a potential leak.
But we’ll have to wait
In the same vein, 43% of Xbox players and 42% of PC players say they are also tempted. Those on smartphones see little interest in it and only 27% would be willing to subscribe. However, this data only represents a small sample of American players. The organization was indeed based on the responses of 2,400 players, half based in the United States, the other British.
For their part, the English are more temperate. 55% of PlayStation and Nintendo gamers combined would love Xbox Game Pass if it included Activision Blizzard games. 48% of Xbox gamers would follow them, compared to 26% of those on PC. With games such as Call of Duty, Overwatch, Crash Bandicoot, Diablo, or even World of Warcraft, Microsoft has very large cartridges in stock to promote its service. However, it will be necessary to wait for the takeover to be validated by competent institutions. ” We will offer as many Activision Blizzard games as possible in Game Pass once the deal is sealed. New and old games from their incredible catalog “, had declared Phil Spencer during the announcement of the acquisition. So be patient.