Then, what is the point of their purchase?
Sony isn't putting any of their acquired studios games on xbox, same for Nintendo. So why should MS do this natively.
They have been very clear about it. If you have gamepass, you will get those games natively, if your system can handle it.
Microsoft would still get the majority of the sale's profit, same as any other 3rd party.
My bad though, I didn't know Sony and Nintendo also claimed to be reaching more gamers by buying exclusivity. If that's the case then they are hypocrites too, just like Microsoft.
Sorry, I chose my language poorly. What I meant by natively was your can buy the game specifically for that console. They could still sell the games on playstation discs and Nintendo cartridges, and their respective digital stores.
Then MS shouldn't be blamed for not putting games on their system. Sony isn't willing to accept gamepass on their system. Its either gamepass, or no to these games individually. MS has no obligation to bend over for Sony.
MS spent $7.5b on bethesda, and now $68.7b on Activision/Blizzard. They want return of their investments. They aren't running a charity business.
My point was that it's not really an option for Sony to put gamepass on their console because it would tank their business. You seem to understand that Microsoft isn't running a charity but don't treat Sony the same. Sony makes their money on software sales, not hardware. Microsoft's offer to put gamepass on Playstation is offering Sony a knife to slice their own throats.
Microsoft is being blamed because this is the direct result Microsoft buying studios and taking away games that would have otherwise been on their platforms.
Now before you go on a tangent about how it's Sony bought exclusives too, I agree with you. Sony is also being a hypocrite when they said they were buying exclusives to reach more players, like you implied.
Sony/Nintendo won't lose as much money as MS, since they will gain more users and make their device very strong, on top of their exclusives. The only loser here is MS, which will lose people who will have bought Xbox because of their exclusives.
Sony would stop making any money on the 3rd party games that they used to but would still be taking the same loss from their subsidized hardware. It's a net loss for Sony.
Microsoft would now be making money selling software on other devices, not needing to sell their own subsidized Xbox consoles and so they would NOT be taking a loss on hardware.
Outside of Nintendo, the software is where all the money is in the console business and that's what Microsoft's goal is to corner with gamepass.