Contract hints at Sony game pass service
One of Sony’s contracts have been updated to explicitly mention “rival subscription services”, such as Xbox Game Pass.
A contract between Sony and Capcom regarding Resident Evil Village recently leaked, and the ‘Subscription Services’ section mentions a year-long exclusivity period where the game can not appear on “similar Competitive Platform subscriptions service.”
You shall not pass: Exclusivity agreements typically only mention hardware platforms, but Sony now specifically mentions services such as Stadia and Game Pass. It could be an indication that Sony is preparing to launch a similar service – or simply a case of a contract covering every angle, even the redundant ones. Time will tell.