A Way Out and upcoming It Takes Two creator Josef Fares seems to have a lot to say about the Xbox Game Pass type of model these days, as he's been spotted again weighing in on the service.
Speaking with Polygon, the topic of Xbox Game Pass raised its head again, which prompted Fares to discuss his views. Perhaps the most surprising part is how reserved his statements are compared to previous colourful comments towards the Xbox brand.
Fares' stated he is "not really sure if the Netflix system will work with games" and is confused by the payment model. He's curious on whether creators get paid for how long people play their games and if that affects any developers who have released shorter titles, later adding that "if it affects how we make games, then we have a problem."
"I’m not really sure if the Netflix system will work with games, I’m not sure how that’s going to work in the long-term [...] The only thing that scares me a little bit is that if you have a system where... How do you get paid? I’m not sure. Let’s say you have a Netflix model and you get paid for the amount of time people play your game. And if you have a shorter game, a narrative game, then you will obviously get less cash for that. [...] I’m super open to more playing games. But if it affects how we make games, then we have a problem."
The process behind how creators get paid for their titles on Xbox Game Pass has been speculated for years since its launch, as the details remain on a need-to-know basis. Xbox boss Phil Spencer previously told The Verge that deals made are "all over the place" and each one is "based on the developer's needs".
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