Where does Microsoft stop with Xbox Game Pass? This is the question many of us have been asking for several months as the service continues to grow in value in the eyes of gamers. In addition to the monthly added games, subscribers to the Ultimate offer have been able to enjoy xCloud and EA Play since September and November respectively. And as the rumors of the arrival of Ubisoft + escalate, Jez Corden sets the powder on fire. According to the renowned Windows Central reporter, Microsoft is actually reaching out to all of the major global publishers to try to win them over to the Xbox Game Pass.
Xbox Game Pass: Ubisoft yes, but not only!
In addition to his activity on Windows Central, we’re excited to find Jez Corden on the podcast. In Xbox Two, the man with Rand Al Thor returns on the breaking news in a more relaxed atmosphere. And of course the last episode mentions the Ubisoft + rumor, which the reporter does credit to. According to industry sources, Microsoft is actually trading with Ubisoft to integrate the publisher’s service in one way or another. But Jez Corden doesn’t stop there, giving Xbox fans something to dream of. For him, Microsoft has now come into contact with the most important publishers in the world to enrich the Xbox Game Pass and give it more and more value
Microsoft didn’t just get EA Play thinking “we’re going to end it there”. Of course not. They go out of their way to ensure that all publishers include their games on Game Pass
[…] It’s not just Ubisoft either. I heard they spoke to virtually all of the major publishers. EA is just the first one they got.
Jez Corden – Xbox Two
Of course, the two men are quick to indicate that we shouldn’t wait for Ubisoft + to be included in Xbox Game Pass. If the deal goes through, Ubisoft would undoubtedly offer a “vault” like EA. In other words, a catalog of games that have been out for over a year.
Goal: the largest playground in the world
What about other editors? Jez Corden does not go any further with the announcement. He presents his own reflection, stating that announcements could be made quickly to major publishers to make up for the lack of exclusivity in the coming months. But man doesn’t risk a name or a date.
To tell the truth, it’s not surprising that Microsoft is recruiting the various publishers in the industry. The strength of Xbox Game Pass is indeed based on the variety of games and experiences it offers, and increasing the number of agreements obviously helps promote this. However, the speed at which Xbox is said to be in the market is impressive. While EA Play has barely been added via, Ubisoft may not be the only publisher in its sights.
Let’s now hope for official announcements to see more clearly. But if all of this came true, many players would not know where to turn. And that would be a pretty crazy argument for Game Pass.
You can find the passage in question here from 1:10:00 a.m. Good listening