Rockstar parent business doesn’t believe membership services such as EA Play are the future.Speaking throughout a call to investors, Take-Two president, Karl Slatoff, said while the company remains unbiased, it’s “extremely skeptical” subscriptions such as Xbox Game Pass will be the “main manner in which interactive home entertainment is dispersed.”
“We’re highly hesitant that memberships will be the only way or the primary way “highly hesitant” subscriptions such as Xbox Game Pass that interactive entertainment is dispersed,” said Slatoff.
“And that’s because of the method people consume it. And the price point for owning a title, which is very affordable and extremely, extremely low, really, on a per hour basis.
“So I think it’s unlikely that subscription sort of plants from my computer game, stopped working as the main service model. Subscriptions can play a role in delivering catalog. We’ve supported numerous memberships, membership offerings with brochure titles, I imagine we’ll continue to do so. And in any case, at the end of the day, the customer will choose and we will be where the customer is.”
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