Take-Two “highly skeptical” of subscriptions such as Xbox Game Pass being the primary way games are distributed – VG247

By Stephany Nunneley,
Saturday, 7 November 2020 15:59 GMT

“So I believe it’s unlikely that membership sort of plants from my video game, failed as the main business model. Memberships can play a function in providing brochure. We’ve supported many memberships, subscription offerings with brochure titles, I envision we’ll continue to do so.

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.”

Game services such as Xbox Game Pass and EA Play are doing rather well for Microsoft and Electronic Arts, respectively.Xbox Game Pass currently

has over 15 million customers, and in its recent call to investors, EA announced its service has 6.5 million paid subscribers. Register for the VG247 newsletter Get all the very best bits of VG247 provided to your inbox every Friday! Enable JavaScript to register to our newsletter Often we include links to online stores. , if you click on one and make a purchase we may get a small commission.. For more details, go here.

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