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Gamers debate whether PS Plus or Xbox Game Pass had a stronger year

Gamers debate whether PS Plus or Xbox Game Pass had a stronger year

This is going to get spicy.

The console wars are dead, long live the subscription service wars. On the penultimate day of the year, gamers are looking back at the offerings from PlayStation Plus and Xbox Game Pass to see which camp came out on top.

December's PS Plus lot wasn't too shabby, though you might have been disappointed if you prefer your retro titles. We got Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Divine Knockout and Biomutant on the Essential tier, and then those on Extra and Premium gained Yakuza: Like a Dragon, a few Far Cry games, and both of the Middle-earth: Shadow titles among others.

Check out the gameplay trailer for Starfield, which will be a day one Xbox Game Pass launch, below!

On the other hand, those on Xbox Game Pass got High on Life (which made a massive splash), Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Metal Hellsinger, Chained Echoes, Potion Craft and Hot Wheels Unleashed Game of the Year Edition. I can see a few of GAMINGbible's favourite games from this year in that list, and that's not counting the other games in the library like Powerwash Simulator, Pentiment, A Plague Tale: Requiem and more.

Xbox Game Pass costs £7.99 per month for its base tier whereas PlayStation Plus Essential costs £6.99 per month. Not a lot between them, honestly. Ergo, the scrutiny shifts to the games that are offered and what else you get for your dollar, and the claws are out.

"I love my Xbox but this makes the Games with Gold look sooo bad," said Reddit user sherbodude of the PS Plus games across 2023. "22 was insane for plus games looking forward to seeing what the new year brings," added ShaneTVZ.

Jumping over to Twitter, the discussion is a little more lively. "Even me an owner of a playstation can tell you the [Xbox Game Pass] is way better point blank than playstation's expensive limited game pass," argued @HFaithTheLightH. "As a multiplatform player, game pass gives me access to A LOT of games on PC, but the PS5 gives me other games I don't have, so why do we keep talking about which [one's] better?" added @nv_boredomXXIV. Something's got to keep us occupied in between now and the new year.

Featured Image Credit: Sony, Luci via Pexels

Topics: Xbox Game Pass, Playstation Plus