All publications by tag «Game Pass»
Microsoft increases Game Pass price in Turkey and Argentina again, up to 100% depending on subscription tier
Microsoft is the latest game company to recently adjust its prices in Turkey and Argentina. This comes just a few months after Game Pass subscription in these countries had already become significantly more expensive.
Satya Nadella’s compensation no longer tied to Game Pass growth after missing targets for two straight years
In FY23, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s performance-based pay targets were no longer tied to Game Pass growth, as opposed to the previous three fiscal years. This comes amid uncertainty and a lack of officially disclosed data about the current state of the subscription service.
DUSK dev David Szymanski believes Game Pass’ dominance “would be the end of the indie market as we know it”
Indie developer David Szymanski, best known for his work on games like DUSK and Gloomwood, has shared some thoughts on Game Pass. He believes that the dominance of one subscription service could hurt the indie games market.
Swen Vincke on Microsoft’s document estimating BG3’s addition to Game Pass at $5 million: “Someone didn’t do their homework”
Among the unredacted Xbox documents, which Microsoft accidentally leaked itself, was a list of third-party games that the company was eyeing as targets for potential Game Pass deals in 2022. Here are some insights into the possible amounts ranging from several to hundreds of millions of dollars.
No More Robots plans to add every game to Game Pass to “relieve immense pressure for the devs”
No More Robots founder Mike Rose has shared his thoughts on Game Pass and its positive impact on the game’s commercial performance. He also explained why his publishing company would try to add every title to Microsoft’s subscription service.
Report: Jim Ryan skeptical of Game Pass power: “We’ve sold more PS5’s in two years than they have gathered subscribers”
Sony has been trying to convince antitrust regulators that the Activision Blizzard acquisition would make Microsoft a dominant force in game subscription services. However, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan has reportedly told employees that the company doesn’t view Game Pass as a potential threat to PS Plus.
Josh Sawyer on why Pentiment owes its existence to Game Pass: “The old mentality of publishers is focused on higher ROI”
Obsidian Entertainment veteran Josh Sawyer has opened up about the development of Pentiment, a small narrative-driven RPG he recently directed. He explained why this game wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for Game Pass.
Phil Spencer: “We’ll continue to ship Call of Duty on PlayStation similar to what we’ve done with Minecraft”
Phil Spencer has once again opened up about Microsoft’s gaming plans and ambitions. The Xbox head discussed the future of Call of Duty, the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, and the current state of Game Pass.
Microsoft wants to bring more Chinese games to Xbox after missing out on Genshin Impact success
It seems that Microsoft regrets missing out on Genshin Impact, so now it wants to make up for lost opportunities. The company is reportedly scouting for Chinese games to strengthen its positions in the console race against Sony.
Analyst expects Game Pass to reach 100 million subscribers if Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard closes
Microsoft’s $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard will likely close by the beginning of 2023. If this happens, the number of Game Pass subscribers might reach 100 million, an analyst believes.
How Microsoft can build content fortress by letting companies place ads in free-to-play Xbox games
It’s been reported that Microsoft is now working on a special program to let third-party companies place ads in free-to-play games. Here is how this move might boost Xbox advertising ambitions and help it build the so-called “content fortress.”
Game subscription services account for only 4% of total player spend of $81 billion in North America and Europe
Although game subscription services are on the rise, they are still relatively small to make a global shift in the industry. When looking at numbers, services like Game Pass account for only 4% of gaming revenue in the North American and European markets.