Never Shy To Share His Opinion, Josef Fares Reveals What He Thinks About PlayStation And Xbox – GameSpot

The ever-opinionated game developer Josef Fares (Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, A Way Out) has shared his thoughts on the differing strategies that Sony and Microsoft are taking as they look to the future of games.

Speaking to GamingBolt, Fares started off by saying he “doesn’t really care about consoles.” He’s more focused on games as opposed to the hardware.

In regards to their strategies, Fares said his own personal tastes align more closely with Sony thanks to their investment in story-heavy games.

“Right now I’m much more a fan of Sony’s strategy, because they make more unique IPs and focus more on games that I really enjoy that are story-heavy,” he said. “So I hope Microsoft goes that way.”

Critical to Microsoft’s next-generation strategy is Xbox Game Pass, but Fares isn’t exactly on board because he perceives Microsoft to have a lack of exciting games.

“I mean, with Game Pass, I’m not sure what that’s going to give. I mean, if there’s no games that makes no sense. Doesn’t matter, you know?” he said.

Fares’ lates game, A Way Out, is currently available in the EA Play subscription catalog, which is bundled with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Fares said Game Pass is “interesting” because it’s a step toward creating the “Netflix of gaming,” but he also pointed out that games and movie/TV content are a different animal. “Games are a bit different, but it’s going to be interesting to follow to see what goes on there,” Fares said of Game Pass.

Finally, Fares pointed out that the idea of a “console war” is silly because, from Microsoft’s perspective at least, the company wants to embrace competing platforms.

“I don’t see it as a war as well. Like looking at how [Xbox boss] Phil Spencer talks about this, it seems more that he wants Game Pass to get on PS5 also. But at the end of the day it’s about games,” he said.

Game Pass is already a tremendous value and it’s expected to get even better in 2021 when Microsoft releases Halo Infinite which will be available at no extra cost to subscribers (in addition to its multiplayer which is free for everyone). Microsoft is also expected to close the deal to buy ZeniMax and Bethesda this year, meaning The Elder Scrolls VI, Starfield, and others will appear on Game Pass at no extra charge.

As for Fares, this Hazelight studio is developing a new co-op game called It Takes Two that is slated for release in March.

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