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Not launching first-party PlayStation games on PS Plus will “continue to be our strategy”

In the wake of the success of Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass, Sony revamped its own PlayStation Plus service, offering three tiers in total which included a Game Pass-like library of rotating titles. Unlike Microsoft however, Sony does not bring its first-party games to the service day-and-date with their retail release. According to the console manufacturer, this strategy is not changing any time soon.

As reported by Gamesindustry.biz, vice president and global head of subscriptions for PlayStation ‘Nick Maguire’ spoke on the many successes of the company’s revamped PS Plus service. This success has given Sony confidence in continuing to not release its first-party games day-one on PS Plus, with Maguire saying:

“We're happy with our strategy. Putting games in a bit later in the life cycle has meant that we can reach more customers 12, 18, 24 months after they have released. We're seeing customers still get excited about those games and jumping in. For us, that's working.”

They continued, “Occasionally, there will be an opportunity to invest in a day-and-date like Stray and we will jump on those when they come in. But for us, letting those [first-party] games go out to the platform outside the service first… that's working and that will continue to be our strategy moving forward.”

It’s hard to argue with results, especially when Sony’s revamped PS Plus seems to be doing well for the company. That said, while it is not needed, adding a first-party game to PS Plus day-one on occasion would make for a nice surprise.

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