As of this month, Xbox Game Pass now has 15 million subscribers, up from the 10 million figure Microsoft announced in April. That’s a 50 per cent increase in just five months.
Obviously, this year has been an attractive one for sitting at home and burying yourself in a library of games. But Microsoft has also improved its Game Pass catalogue, and marketed it as a core part of the Xbox console offering.
Over the past couple of months, the service has gained heavy hitters such as Red Dead Redemption, Resident Evil 7 and Destiny 2.
Streaming option xCloud has also been wrapped into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
This month, in the lead up to the launch of Xbox Series S and X, Microsoft dropped the news EA Play (formerly EA Access) would also become part of its subscription.
And of course, yesterday’s big Bethesda and Zenimax news is a huge boon for Xbox Game Pass too.
“This deal isn’t about limiting the number of people who can play Bethesda games – it’s about expanding it,” Eurogamer editor Oli wrote in response to yesterday’s news. “At a small, monthly cost.”
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