A recent poll shows that nearly 50% of PlayStation and Switch gamers would be willing to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass if it met one condition.
With the acquisition of Activision-Blizzard, Microsoft got its hands on a strong future case for Xbox Game Pass. And the American giant seems to have hit the mark. A very large portion of PS5, PS4, and Nintendo Switch gamers are actually ready to check out.
PlayStation players are ready to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass
If PlayStation responds with new formulas for PS Plus, Xbox Game Pass remains one of the best deals out there. For a minimum of $9.99 a month, players can access an extensive catalog of current titles, some of them immediately after release. A service unavailable on other consoles and not lost on the owners of these platforms.
According to a study by YouGov, almost half (46%) of PlayStation and Nintendo gamers would be willing to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass after the Activision Blizzard acquisition. They have only one condition: that the publisher’s major games be included in the catalogue. This is not the case at the moment, but all hope is not lost. The publisher seems to have paved the way for Call of Duty games to be included in the catalogue. Ditto for Diablo 2. However, with no official confirmation from Microsoft, it’s still just a potential leak.
But we have to wait
Similarly, 43% of Xbox gamers and 42% of PC gamers say they are tempted too. Smartphone users see little interest and only 27% would be willing to sign up. However, this data represents only a small sample of American gamers. The organization was actually based on responses from 2,400 gamers, half from the United States and half from the United Kingdom.
The English, for their part, are more moderate. 55% of PlayStation and Nintendo gamers combined would love Xbox Game Pass if it included Activision Blizzard games. 48% of Xbox players would follow them, compared to 26% of those on PC. With games like Call of Duty, Overwatch, Crash Bandicoot, Diablo and World of Warcraft, Microsoft has very large cartridges in stock to advertise its service. However, it is necessary to wait until the adoption is validated by the competent institutions. ” We will be offering as many Activision Blizzard games as possible in Game Pass once the deal is sealed. New and old games from their incredible catalogue ‘ said Phil Spencer when announcing the acquisition. So be patient.