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 4 months ago '20        #1
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Game pass up 39% from a year ago
 

 

Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service now has 25 million subscribers. That’s up from the 18 million Microsoft previously reported in January last year. The Xbox Game Pass all-you-can-eat catalog of downloadable games — or the “Netflix for video games” as it’s often described — continues to attract new subscribers as Microsoft looks to extend the service.

As Microsoft’s subscriber numbers grow, so does the amount of titles available on Xbox Game Pass. In 2021, Xbox Game Pass added iconic Bethesda games, with 20 in total on the service, including Dishonored, Doom, The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and Wolfenstein.

Microsoft announced the milestone while revealing its planned $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, which will have Activision CEO Bobby Kotick and its 10,000 employees reporting to Phil Spencer.

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The acquisition also bolsters Microsoft’s Game Pass portfolio with plans to launch Activision Blizzard games into Game Pass, which has reached a new milestone of over 25 million subscribers. With Activision Blizzard’s nearly 400 million monthly active players in 190 countries and three billion-dollar franchises, this acquisition will make Game Pass one of the most compelling and diverse lineups of gaming content in the industry. Upon close, Microsoft will have 30 internal game development studios, along with additional publishing and esports production capabilities.
Spencer said in a blog post that “we will offer as many Activision Blizzard games as we can within Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass, both new titles and games from Activision Blizzard’s incredible catalog.” There are no specifics, but with the Warcraft, Call of Duty, Diablo, and Candy Crush brands to choose from — to name a few — the service will have a lot of options.

Microsoft has also been chasing sports fans over the past year with the addition of NBA 2K21, Madden NFL 21, NHL 21, and more. Outriders also debuted on Xbox Game Pass last year, and Microsoft added Flight Simulator to the service over the summer. Microsoft also had a big Xbox Game Pass holiday, with Age of Empires IV, Forza Horizon 5, and Halo Infinite launching day one on the service.

Microsoft has also been working on extending where Xbox Game Pass is available, thanks to Xbox Game Streaming. A web version of Xbox Cloud Gaming (formerly Project xCloud) was made widely available to players on iOS and PC last summer, and Microsoft started rolling the service out to Xbox consoles in November. This will allow newer games, like Microsoft Flight Simulator, to be streamed and played on older Xbox consoles too, as the service is fully powered by Xbox Series X hardware.


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 4 months ago '14        #2
215Philly  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x18
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Gamepass the best thing about this generation of gaming.

I literally dont buy games on my xbox
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 4 months ago '05        #3
Krazie 
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 4 months ago '12        #4
Faythung  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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And it's only about to get better.



Now Sony got their own subscription platform on the way too?

Lot of dumbasses said it wouldn't last.
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 4 months ago '04        #5
Liquid-Science  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Getting gamepass numbers up has been the main goal for MS

This Activision deal is about to have to make Sony and Nintendo lay down and let gamepass on their consoles...All that playing nice sh*t wasn't working

They didn't rip up the bethesda ps5 exclusive deals, let rare games go on nintendo online , they've been trying to get gamepass on the Switch for years now...Owning Bethesda and Activision is building up a whole lot of leverage

They never really saw Sony and Nintendo as competition, they knew they could buy out the industry
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 4 months ago '04        #6
shadychef04  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Is NCAA football backwards compatible on the newest XBOX?

 4 months ago '04        #7
Essentials72 
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Just cut the cord! Never used it and not coming back anytime soon, that's just me though

 4 months ago '17        #8
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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 215Philly said
Gamepass the best thing about this generation of gaming.

I literally dont buy games on my xbox
And it allows me to buy them on every other platform lmfao.

Actually was able to buy all the sports games cod and battlefield this year cause I ainít have to buy sh*t on Xbox
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 4 months ago '17        #9
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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 Faythung said
And it's only about to get better.



Now Sony got their own subscription platform on the way too?

Lot of dumbasses said it wouldn't last.
PSNOW has been out before gamepass lmfao
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 4 months ago '17        #10
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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 4 months ago '15        #11
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fu*k brokebox
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 4 months ago '09        #12
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 215Philly said
Gamepass the best thing about this generation of gaming.

I literally dont buy games on my xbox
Yea, seeing the same games on ps network charging 15, 20, 30 a piece is kind of crazy. Game pass the truth.
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 4 months ago '20        #13
5ive04our  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x196 OP
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 SPdaGOAT said

I feel like itís been there Phil just releasing the numbers slowly. All Iíve been seeing every time Xbox is mentioned itís WBOX no more G
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 4 months ago '17        #14
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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 5ive04our said
I feel like itís been there Phil just releasing the numbers slowly. All Iíve been seeing every time Xbox is mentioned itís WBOX no more G
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I just wish people would start letting only Phil tell us the numbers. Gonna be interesting to see the growth now

 4 months ago '16        #15
Manoflife 
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How are these game companies going to make money if there games are released to Game Pass day one and won't be released to other consoles...?

It's around £11 a month, if I play 3 new games in a month that's only like they're getting £3.66 off me for each game, plus im sure Microsoft would want a fraction for it being on Game Pass. How can a business function like that?

Not hating though as it's definitely a consumer friendly option

 4 months ago '16        #16
SobeSoles 
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I’m loaded up on Gamepass for the next 3 years for the low low
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