An unverified document from Sony would indicate a clause blocking Resident Evil Village from arriving on the Xbox Game Pass, at least for the first year after the game’s launch.
Even after so many collaborations between Sony and Microsoft, the console war continues, and it does so through decidedly different strokes.
Recently, Outriders, a game by Square Enix, landed on the Xbox Game Pass on Day One, unlike the full price on other consoles, a considerable advantage if we think that the game is a AAA title. But why some games do not arrive on the Game Pass that fast?
The motivation, at least for Resident Evil Village, would seem linked to an agreement: an unverified document would demonstrate how Sony, through an exclusivity contract, blocks the arrival of the title on Game Pass for the first year (from launch).
?#ResidentEvilVillage ne devrait pas arriver sur le #XboxGamePass avant minimum 1an. C'est ce que stipulerait l'accord confidentiel entre #Capcom et #SONY.#SONY semblerait incorporer désormais des clauses "Anti-GamePass" dans ses deals avec les studios. pic.twitter.com/a9O0gZFqx0
— Alfred Lameche (@AlfredLameche) April 20, 2021
Now, the leak has been confirmed by many insiders through their Twitter posts, but we are still talking about unconfirmed documents and therefore it should be taken with a grain of salt. Up to now, we have seen full or partial exclusivity contracts, with a limited duration perhaps, but never something that would block the game from landing on subscription offers from other competitors.
Some users are speculating that all this could serve Sony itself to elaborate their final plan to counter the Xbox Game Pass, a service that we remember focuses on the inclusiveness of games for a negligible cost.
In recent news, the second demo of RE Village was released with a lot of secrets that have been revealed now. On the other hand, some details regarding the bosses and locations in RE Village have been leaked.
We remind you Resident Evil Village will be released on May 7th for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, and Google Stadia.