Phil Spencer Suggests PlayStation, Nintendo Aren't Interested In Xbox Game Pass
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Xbox boss Phil Spencer has been talking to GamesRadar as part of a new interview, suggesting (unsurprisingly) that Nintendo and PlayStation "don't want something like [Xbox] Game Pass" to be brought to their platforms right now.

Asked about the potential of an Xbox app on Nintendo Switch, Spencer explained that he wants "the full Xbox experience to be something that we deliver", and ultimately "closed platforms" aren't interested in supporting that:

"We have no plans to bring it to any other kind of closed platforms right now, mainly because those closed platforms don't want something like Game Pass. There's a ton of open platforms out there for us to grow in: the web, PC, and mobile. So all of our focus, frankly, is on those platforms."

Spencer admitted he can "see why the disruption of Game Pass is not something that they want right now", reiterating that if Xbox Game Pass was going to be available on those platforms, it would have to be the "full experience".

It was suggested back in August 2020 in confidential documents (made public as part of the Epic Games and Apple court battle) that Phil Spencer and his team 'hadn't given up' on trying to bring Xbox Game Pass to consoles such as Nintendo Switch, but a Polygon interview with Nintendo in December appeared to indicate a general lack of interest.

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