You may already know that the Xbox Game Pass is great value for money, but what may surprise you is how many gamers have taken advantage of the deal. Microsoft has revealed that, in the past six months, the number of subscribers to the service has increased by 50 percent.
What Caused the Massive Spike in Subscribers?
Microsoft gave this news to The Verge, which initially reported on this spike. Microsoft now has 15 million people subscribed to its Xbox Game Pass service, which means a lot of consistent revenue for the company.
There is no specific reason given as to what caused the spike. However, Microsoft has been hard at work making the Xbox Game Pass the best bang for your buck in gaming.
For instance, Microsoft recently released Project xCloud on Android devices, which requires an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to use. Now, those of you who don’t have an Xbox console or a gaming PC can enjoy Microsoft’s Game Pass.
It’s likely that this 50 percent spike isn’t the end of this surge. When Microsoft acquired Bethesda for $7.5 billion, the company stated that every Bethesda game will be on the Xbox Game Pass. Not only that, but any new games developed by the studio will appear on the Game Pass on release day.
Is the Future of Gaming Subscription-Based?
With this impressive surge of subscribers, Microsoft now has a dependable flow of income during an economically tough time. If the momentum continues, it may inspire game publishers to follow suit in a post-pandemic world.
Whatever may happen in the future, one thing is for certain; Xbox Game Pass holders are likely to see more good news come their way as Microsoft continues to give its subscribers the best value for money in the gaming world.
With the next generation of console wars starting shortly, Microsoft has hedged its bet on giving customers as much as possible for their money. For instance, the company recently welcomed the entire EA Play catalog into the Xbox Game Pass.
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