When Microsoft launched Xbox Game Pass back in 2017, it was the turning point for the industry. Despite the fact that Sony had launched their PS Plus subscription service seven years earlier, Game Pass successfully accepted the challenge and entered the competition. The main difference between the subscription services is that Game Pass grants access to more than 200 games, while PS Plus allows users to play two free games each month.
But here comes a surprise: titles from the PlayStation-exclusive Yakuza series are coming to Game Pass (and Xbox One) early in 2020. The titles include Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, and Yakuza Kiwami 2.
A release date for the Yakuza titles has not been announced. But the following titles are coming to Game Pass for console in January:
- Frostpunk: Console Edition on Jan. 9
- Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet on Jan. 9
- Tekken 7 on Jan. 16
Additionally, Frostpunk and FTL: Faster Than Light will be available on Game Pass for PC in January. Specific dates have not been revealed.
It is clear Microsoft’s strategy is to create an analogue of Netflix for video games — a huge library full of interesting projects where everyone can find something exciting for themselves.
“We’re committed to Game Pass being available on the next gen,” Ben Decker, Microsoft’s head of gaming services marketing told The Washington Post last week. “It’s not an experiment on the current generation of consoles. This is a service that our members can count on being on whatever products we introduce in the future.”
Just imagine Project xCloud is out and you can play The Outer Worlds everywhere!
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