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Newzoo: Xbox player share for Prey increased 18 times one month after title’s arrival on Game Pass
Microsoft has made Game Pass the key element for the Xbox growth. Analytics from Newzoo used Bethesda titles and Outer Wilds as an example to show how the subscription service helped boost classic AAA games and small indie hits.
Xbox offers free Game Pass to every 18-year-old French citizen as part of country’s culture initiative
Since May 21, all 18-year-olds living in France can obtain a €300 loan as part of the Culture Pass initiative. They can spend money on different cultural activities and products. And now Microsoft has announced that it will also offer them free access to Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Shawn Layden on Game Pass issues: “It’s very hard to launch a $120m game on a subscription service”
Former PlayStation Studios boss Shawn Layden has shared his thoughts about the games industry’s current state. He is concerned that consolidation will make it “moribund.” He is also skeptical about the Xbox Game Pass subscription model.
Unto the End makers on their deal with Xbox Game Pass
Subscriptions are becoming an increasingly valid model for both platform holders and players. Are they good for developers? There is still a lot of speculation and concern around that. Especially when attempts are made to link developers’ revenues to the time players spend in their game.
Now, though, we have at least one account of how a deal is structured between a developer and a subscription service.
Stephen Danton of 2 Ton Studios,