Would you like to have access to Xbox Game Pass on pretty much every device you own? That’s a dream Xbox’s Phil Spencer has in mind for the future. Spencer was recently quoted in an interview with Geek Wire, talking about the progression of the program being put on the Switch and mobile devices, and the response was pretty much what you would expect anyone who would like crossplay on multiple platforms to say if they had their call.
Microsoft executives demurred when asked specifically about this plan, but Phil Spencer, head of gaming, wasn’t shy about the company’s cross-device ambitions. That push is embodied by Project xCloud, but the company also wants to expand its Game Pass subscription service as well.
“We want to bring Game Pass to any device that somebody wants to play on,” Spencer said. “Not just because it’s our business, but really because the business model allows for people to consume and find games that they wouldn’t have played in any other space.”
Now obviously, we’re probably going to be years and years away before we see Sony and Microsoft play nice at that level of commerce. Because let’s be honest, do you think it would be possible right now for those companies to do a trade-off and allow PlayStation Plus on an Xbox One? Probably not. But the idea of having access to it across every other console, platform, and device on the market actually seems tangible, especially if what people are predicting will be announced at GDC 2019 comes to fruition. Its a really cool idea, but how far away are we from it being a reality? Only time will tell, hopefully in the next few weeks.