What Sony can do to make PS Now competitive versus Xbox Game Pass

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By Ray Ampoloquio January 13, 2022

Sony was one of the first to try and make cloud gaming mainstream with PS Now back in 2015.

Since then, Sony has expanded on the PS Now's video game library.

But, while PS Now has existed for nearly a decade at this point, Sony appears to be reluctant to promote the service.

Thus, you can't help but wonder, is Sony even interested in competing with Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass?

Sony might not advertise PS Now as much as Microsoft does the Xbox Game Pass, but the service itself isn't half-bad.

Lag might remain an issue, but it's not as prevalent as back in the days.

PS Now couldn't be any more different today, with Sony adding, among other things, the ability to download games and play them offline.

Unfortunately, this isn't as much of an edge when you consider that the Xbox Game Pass lets subscribers download and play games as often as they like as well.

To make matters worse for PS Now, the Xbox Game Pass has seen a huge improvement in the quality of games in its library.

If we're being honest, the only edge that the PS Now has is Sony's first-party titles.

It's a shame that it has to be this way. PS Now was here first - the Game Pass should be playing catch up, not the other way around.

Unfortunately, the Game Pass has sprinted past the PS Now for a while now, making it near-impossible to catch up.

If it's any consolation, Sony is reportedly working on Project Spartacus.

If the reports are true, then the said service would combine both PS Plus and PS Now under the same umbrella for a more reasonable price.

If this happens, maybe, just maybe, Sony can make PS Now compete better against the Xbox Game Pass.