cult of the lamb game pass

Update: Devolver Digital, which publishes Cult of the Lamb, has since reached out to TheGamer about this story to state that the rumour is "absolutely untrue" and Sony didn't pay to keep the game off Xbox Game Pass.

"This is absolutely untrue".

Original story: There's been a lot going around lately about how both Microsoft and Sony go about their business, in large part due to the ongoing Activision Blizzard deal. One thing that cropped up was the notion that Sony could pay for content to not arrive on Xbox Game Pass, and well, a new comment is only adding fuel to that fire.

Kinda Funny's Gary Whitta recently spoke about indie title Cult of the Lamb, specifically around it not being included in the Game Pass library. Basically, Whitta claims that the PlayStation owner paid the developer to keep the title off Xbox Game Pass.

Now, Whitta says he was told that nugget of info from another source, and we have no extra details on hand to back the claim up, so it's best to take it with a spoonful of salt. Still, given Microsoft's recent accusations about Sony's Game Pass dealings, it could well be true.

In other Cult of the Lamb news, the developer recently revealed the game's runtime ahead of its launch, which fell a week ago today on August 11th. It's off to a great start with the critics, boasting an 82 average score on Metacritic (PC) so far.

Is this to be expected? Or should Sony back off a bit? Let us know your thoughts down below.