Microsoft has not created Xbox Game Pass entirely out of the goodness of its heart. While its studio acquisitions are beginning to bear fruit, Xbox undoubtedly lost the last generation. While Sony gave us The Last of Us Part 2, Uncharted 4, Ghost of Tsushima, God of War, Persona 5, and Spider-Man (to name but a few), Microsoft had Sea of Thieves, Gears 5, Forza, and Sunset Overdrive. Considering Sony now owns the latter thanks to its purchase of Insomniac – with Sunset Overdrive then laying the groundwork for both Spidey games and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – the Xbox exclusive picture looks even bleaker. A few years down the line, when Redfall, Starfield, Perfect Dark, and Avowed are in our hands, maybe gaming will be a clash of the titans once more, with the two consoles going head to head with triple-A killer apps. For now though, Xbox is cultivating a different sort of playerbase, and it’s refreshing to see.