Microsoft execs said they think of Xbox Game Pass more as a membership than a subscription, and they don't expect purchases to be replaced. They're also looking to add value with quality games and not merely with quantity.
I'm happy with Games with Gold, hope they can pull this off
Thus far they have. As I member I've gotten the chance to play a lot of great games I would have never checked out like Fall Out 4, Mad Max, Doom etc... Fall Out 76 will be the first Fall Out game I buy. And it's cause of Gamepass.
What im getting from the article is that we shouldnt expect a large selection of games because they will be recycling them.
I should check out fallout 4 I never played fallout b4
Too bad PC barely have anything to play on Xbox Game Pass. Well at least I paid $2.18 and got 2 month so I at least play State Of Decay 2.
True, they have to improve it for PC gamers.
Hopefully, they add more in the coming months.
Forget Game Pass for PC. How about they fix that god awful Xbox app on the PC? That thing is so horrible. The team that created it needs to be fired. Yeesh... it's so buggy and always need to refresh... Sorry... Yes ... Game Pass for PC. Work on that MS! Also.... I just want all games to be Xbox Play Anywhere and Cross Platform. Should be mandatory next gen.
Not gna hapoen
“MS: Xbox Game Pass More of a Membership Than Subscription, We Don't Expect Purchase to be Replaced“ With news of Xbox Live, Gamepass, and an Xbox Console for a monthly payment over 2 years shows Microsoft are doing all they can to lock you down.
I'm not getting that even if true.
cool, still not interested, im good with what i have
My younger self loves the concept of Xbox game pass, but my current older self doesn't have as much time in the day to play all these games.
So true! Specially with the amount of games that are released.. however I have had my time with game pass games in times that I don’t want to play what I currently own.. like ryze I never played it until game pass even though I’ve only played about 30 min. Of it I find it cool to know I have it in times of not wanting to play what I own, same with hitman I have it down loaded but yet to play it. I like game pass imo though they need to somehow bundle it with live or something
Include it with Gold then
Trojan horse. They don't expect purchases to be replaced...yet. But they're sure going to try which also kills the used game business over time. Which is what they want anyway because they make no money off of used sales. I see a **LOT** of game pass articles promoting GAAS. But the only exclusive promoted is forza horizon 4. There's a disparity here. Should be more exclusives promoted. Instead of services.
Trojan horse? Way to not make any sense. It's no more of a Trojan horse than PSnow or EA Access. "But they're sure going to try which also kills the used game business over time." Are we trying ti defend the used games market? Companies like Sony, EA and Netherrealms already tried this when they implemented online passes, it didn't work. Renting games (as you are doing with GP) have been around since Blockbusters were alive and kicking, and the used games market is still here. "I see a **LOT** of game pass articles promoting GAAS" I see a **LOT** of comments trying to downplay this service and play up the angle of GaaS , unfinished games or something else routinely ridiculous. But let's not even think or realize that this is a great service that gives the option for gamers to try games that they may have never played otherwise. But yeah...Trojan horse.
Mars.. How is this anything like psnow? What point do you ppl think you keep making? Yes gamepass has day one Releases and you look at it as a “hook”... well yea.. it is...and it’s a great “hook”.. and guess what, if you don’t like the “hook” then don’t pay the $10.. Like damn... enjoy a bunch of games for $10 a month and see how’s it pans out, you ppl act as if videogaming is a smart investment and you should expect money in return.. And by the way this is a much better deal than psnow, we all should have figured out by now we are going in this direction wether you like it or not so you might as well support the better deal..
What? Plenty of no gaas games.. it’s a 10$ a month OPTION I don’t get all the crying at all, and why do gamers care so much if it’s killing me in sales? I just don’t get “gamers” anymore..
Fanboys of the other side upset at a good deal they don't have simple as that
The "other side" didn't get "gamers" either. They just said "see, now you're paying for PSN too" while ignoring the very point of complaining about XBL gold and online. Given that the likes of MS and EA "offers" service which just happen to have hooks that include day-one releases and early access, its only a matter of time before other major major publishers follow suit. With Sony also doing it because "why not". And you'll say "see, they're doing it too" long after the point trying to be made is invalidated.
I think of it in the same way I think of my Netflix sub I join up play the titles that interest me or some obscure games I may not want to buy but I've got a interest in playing them. Then during a period of major releases like what we are about to see rdr2, spyro, tomb raider I won't be playing any game pass games so I can probably unsubscribe for a few months.
Seems like a good way to do it given that it's a pay per month thing. I'm curious how well this would do with a yearly sub. I think though, as with most subscription services, they help drive revenue by getting a lot of people who are kind of lazy and just don't unsub. I mean, it's only $10/mth, not that big of a deal for most people. For someone like me, I may play a single game for 2-3 weeks if I really like it, so a service like game pass I may only get 1-2 games per month out of it, But since I'll tend to prioritize games that are actually on my "to play" list, over just picking up a random game, I could easily go several months without ever using the service, so it'd just be wasted money.
Tell u one thing although I'm a Sony supporter, the games with gold is better as any BC game is yours to keep and you own it digitally in your account
I love it. Since I got Game Pass I've enjoyed allot of different games that I either did not consider buying or that was in my backlog of games to buy and play. And new games each month with new big AAA games more and more often getting added. Xbox Game Pass is be best digital service for me since Netflix came.
I go physical for any game I have to have day 1. Smaller games I'll go digital.
I guess Nintendo will follow. Splatoon, Mario Kart or Arms are excellent candidates for a subscription based gaas model.
It's a subscription service, MS... stop trying to redefine things.
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