In recent days, it has emerged that Microsoft is convinced that Sony is trying to hinder the growth of Xbox Game Pass with special clauses inserted in partnerships.
The Game Pass catalog (find the discounted subscription on Amazon ) certainly does not seem to have any problems, especially with regard to the number of games present, although this news has raised a real fuss.
Having become one of the main strengths of the House of Redmond, Game Pass would risk jeopardizing Sony’s “” leadership in the sector, with its PlayStation Plus .
Now, via The Gamer , another “case” has emerged that it certainly won’t go unnoticed, relating to a game that apparently would have been blocked from coming out on Game Pass.
Cult of the Lamb , the game from Devolver Digital that turned out to be a huge success upon its release, would indeed have been excluded from landing on the Xbox catalog.
A detail presented by Kinda Funny Games’ YouTube channel would reveal that the title in question would not make it to Xbox Game Pass at launch because Sony would pay to keep it from happening .
Very strong accusations which, if confirmed, would cast a considerable shadow on the rivalry between Xbox and PlayStation, almost a “Cold War” to the sound of exclusives and under-the-table deals.
“Someone told me that part of the reason [Cult of the Lamb] isn’t on Game Pass is that Sony paid [the developer] not to put it in the catalog,” explained Gary Whitta to Blessing Adeoye.
Sony would therefore believe that if the game had launched on the competitor’s service, people would have fewer reasons to buy it on PlayStation .
Recently another controversy between the two companies was that relating to the imminent acquisition of Activision Blizzard, with the point that Call of Duty would push users to Xbox consoles, according to Sony.