During a panel at PDXCon 2019, Microsoft senior director of ID Productions Chris Charla talked about Xbox Game Pass and how games are selected for it.
A great service
Great service but crappy store.
I don't have any problems with the store at all. What problems are you experiencing?
@nowitzki2004 Download errors and images not appearing.
@Orions Could be your connection/router as opposed to XBL.
@DJStotty Nope. I'm on Xfinity with 356.3Mbps
@Orionsangel Maybe something to do with your connection? not meaning speed, but something in your settings. Just recently I started having trouble loading Netflix on my PS4 and Xbox One and my speed is good. But it has something to do with my Wi-fi router settings. Still havent figured it out, but it only affects Netflix so far for me, nothing else.
@orions Just because you have a fast DL/UL speed, does not mean you will not have gateway errors with a bad router/connection. Re-read and try again
"Just yesterday Paraxox Interactive announced Crusader Kings III, mentioning that it’ll be on Xbox Game Pass for PC on day one when it releases in 2020" Nice, not bad for a service that doesn't support the developer. I just dl and tried Dead Cells and it's seriously some of the best fun I've had with a game.
"Just yesterday Paraxox Interactive announced Crusader Kings III, mentioning that it’ll be on Xbox Game Pass for PC on day one when it releases in 2020" Microsoft making their AAA games avaliable day one on gamepass is probably incentive enough to some third party developers do the same! So much to discover! My kids are playing Decenders and having a blast! :)
Check out Lonely Mountains: Downhill when it hits GamePass on Oct. 23rd. Fun Mountain biking game. No tricks to perform, just downhill racing and jumps to land. Trails to explore. Tons of fun
that and money - lots of money. Let's not forget they paid over 19m dollars for DMC 5 and MH and they weren't day-one
“ Nice, not bad for a service that doesn't support the developer” So the games get put on there for free without permission, and Microsoft don’t pay the developers to do it?
I think that comment was him being sarcastic and poking fun at the people saying the GamePass model isnt sustainable and why would 3rd party devs bother.
@Aconnellan "So the games get put on there for free without permission, and Microsoft don’t pay the developers to do it?" Gangsta was using sarcasm to echo and disprove the sentiment that some users have expressed previously.
I've been playing crusader kings II a lot recently, I'm really looking forward to 3 being on Game Pass
Tried this service on the PC... unfortunately the dam app was always giving error when starting to download a game. Never had problems with other PC game launchers (Steam, Epic, Uplay, etc).
Thats wierd. Check your OS version is up to date.
My OS is up to date (1903 version) and with original Windows key. Even deactivated my firewall... problem is the Windows Xbox app...
I had the same problem. It's an issue with the Microsoft store in general. There's a roundabout way of fixing it involving going into the command files and clearing all the update data out. A pain in the ass and I've had to do it a couple of times but it works
PC is left out on Gamepass anyways, there is so much on Gamepass that isnt available for PC. But those games have PC versions..
Their are games on Gamepass for PC that are not available for the service on console too. I have Ultimate which gets me all of it.
I had the same problem as well. The damn store is a pain in the rear to get working sometimes.
Think that's an issue with the store itself. On my home computer, I've tried to get two apps from it on different occassions, and both times it gave me an error. Can't remember the fix, but it's fairly easy to do as I recall. Has something to do with how Win10 authenticates stuff. Still....it shouldn't be something that people have to do, and enough people need to do it that it's a well documented problem and easy to find fix.
Thats obvious. Isnt that what a rental service is. I used to rent movies all the time i never would of bought or seen. Duh
eh not really the same as a rental service for several reasons. You get the games for a long enough period of time to beat them, not just a couple of days to squeeze it in and not really enjoy rushing through. Additionally, you then can buy the game at a discount should you choose to. Furthermore, its different because you get access to a vast selection of games all at once, and those are the same games your friends can play, which results in an instant catalog of games that you can play together regardless if everyone wants to spend enough to buy at retail.
It is a rental. I’m under no pretense that I own anything I Spotify, Netflix, Gamefly, EA Access, PS Now, PS+ or GamePass. I’m fine with that. Blockbuster actually had similar GamePass rental packages back in the day albeit much more expensive. $30 or something and you could lease anything and everything for that month. Rentals haven’t always been limited to a weekend, and you absolutely could buy said rental at a discount. Think of it as a brick and mortar Gamefly. A world before online, heh. BC = Before Computers lol! Growing up in the NES era, I wouldn’t say I was rushed, but I absolutely could beat games in a weekend. The scenario I see playing out, is more publishers following Hollywood and launching their own services ala EA and Ubisoft. The libraries will eventually become more splintered. Some will fail like anything does (Shomi), but I could see Squeenix, Capcom, Activision channels making a go of it, with the occasional Sega or WB. Competition will hopefully keep the prices down. My Netflix on the other hand did go up twice in two years https://www.narcity.com/new... As it stands for games, $5 - $10 a month is still cheaper than a month of DCUO. If anything I see MMO guys having to re-evaluate their own subscription pricing.
@P_Bomb. I didn't say it wasn't a rental, I just said it wasn't the same as traditional rentals, for reasons I stated as it having an advantage over traditional rental services.
The old ones like Blockbusters maybe but new ones via post you can keep them for as long as you want.
You're thinking of rental services from many years ago. Look at Boomerang - the biggest UK rental service. They send you out multiple games, you keep as long as you want, then you post them back and get more. If you like the game you have, you can buy it off them for a discounted price and they post you the box and everything inside as if it was new. So technically, it's working exactly like the rental services, only you don't have to wait to receive your next games.
@rob-GP I don't live in the UK, but boomerang looks just like blockbuster, you can keep a max of 2 games at a time, at a max at 4 a month, thats a far cry from 50-100 games playing and switching out as much as you want. and that costs like 12 euro, the same as gamespass and no waiting on games being available or shipping time.
really enjoyed hellblade and Blair witch stories. I never tried hell blade when it was on ps4 mainly due to not being sold on it, but trying it for free + my gold subscription well worth it, amazing game. Blair witch was also a pleasant surprise with a pretty good story.
Gears 5 , Wolfenstein 2, devil may cry 5 , forza horizon 4 , rocketleague, mine craft, mkx, sea of thieves, dishonored 2, pubg, halo mcc, arkham knight, return to arkham, halo 5, state of decay 2, dirt rally 2.0, monster hunter world, Blair bitch, dead cells, shadow of the tomb raider, shadow of war middle earth, metro exodus, last light, and redux, bloodstained ritual of the night, doom , panzer dragoon orta, metal gear solid HD, guacameele 2, hellblade, hollow knight, killer instinct, mgs v the phantom pain, quantum break, resident evil 4, great way to play all these games and more thanks game pass dudes.
Blair bitch is definitely the stand out on your list, lol
We definitely know what is auto fill is like now
Have yet to try Blair bitch
What make me sick is now I have a job working around 69hr a week and don't have time to game no where near as much as I used to but have such a great service I wish existed during my broke plenty of free time days. My whole life been a thing of bad timing lol
I feel you bro.
All i keep hearing is how happy devs are with it. I'll take their word over people on an internet message board a y day of the week.
I also keep hearing how gamers are trying a lot more games because of it. I find that strange and unrealistic especially since there's the issue of ownership and companies controlling you.
I'm not sure why that is "strange and unrealistic". Look at is like a full game demo. If ownership concerns you, you can purchase it at a discount. I suppose you still have the issue of digital ownership, but that is just how everything is going. I know I try more games because of it. I can download something, play it for an hour, and if I don't like it, delete it. I personally find it great value for money. I find that most of the people who criticize it are those who have never tried it. I don't hear a lot of negative feedback from those who have, except for PC, and that is only a few months old, so will need some time to mature.
I honestly know maybe 1 person that actually keeps their games after completing. Most people I know are selling the games, and generally not keeping them when the new gen comes along. Either way for $10 a month I'm not too concerned about it, and if I enjoy the game that much I still have the option to purchase it.
I've never have been so peaceful of mind about games. I mean I really have great options to play and to explore without broken the bank.
agree, i play a lot of videogames and the only games i have had to buy this year are res evil 2 remake and sekiro. played monster hunter world, metro exodus, dmc5, bloodstained rotn, gears 5 all on gamepass plus the outer worlds very soon. im still waiting for hitman 2 to get added
When most of their title are either 3rd party, old 1st party or both, how can they make a 90% "new games" or genres?
If games that were recently released is your definition of old games, then what is your definition of new games?
"..how can they make a 90% "new games" or genres?" Gamers are trying new genres, not making. Not even sure what your comment even meant to begin with, it made absolutely no sense.
@Godmars290 "When most of their title are either 3rd party, old 1st party or both, how can they make a 90% "new games" or genres?" Old first party? What are you talking about? Have you been living under a rock or something? Yes, people are trying new games and new genres! RPG, Sports, RTS, Racing, Fighting, FPS, Puzzle, Interactive Novel, Platformer among many many others. It´s amazing!
Downloaded Panzer Dragoon Orta, if you beat it you unlock Panzer Dragoon! Thank you Game Pass!
That's great. How about MS explain some sales numbers on their games? Or systems? Oh I forgot, now it's just one long Gamepass commercial....
“ How about MS explain some sales numbers on their games?” And how does that matter to you, as a gamer? You are a stockholder or something? Or you wish for them to release the numbers so people like you can make fun of them for not selling as much as your Godly plastic console?
If it doesn't matter, then why does MS keep relaying statistics that are things that most people don't care about, or matter in the first place. It'd be different if MS relayed all the info necessary to make the statistics worth analyzing or comparing to something. I don't think sales numbers matter in general, at least not in the way we talk about them, but we do talk about them, and I see a lot of spin to try and relate how these statistics MS puts out is always good when it doesn't really have anything to compare it to that we recognize....such as sales numbers.
@rainslacker Not sure if you have been paying attention but, Sony is doing the same thing! Where´s the official sales numbers for Days Gone and GT Sport?
@Obscure GT:Sport(along with a bunch of other games) https://www.neogaf.com/thre... Days Gone sales have been reported by reliable tracking sources in several territories, and maybe Sony will release numbers during one of their quarterly reports as that's a common place for them to do so. One can infer sales based on what Sony has reported, and using the reliable sources to get a general idea of where it sits, at whatever time those comments were made. Hope that helps quell your attempt at quelling the misdirection back at Sony to avoid discussing my actual argument. For the most part, this gen, both Nintendo and Sony have been pretty open with their sales. MS is the only company who is obfuscating everything as a matter of corporate policy. There is no way to spin this back around on the other consoles. At the very least, when Sony does release numbers this gen, the numbers mean something, and leave little room for interpretation....which MS hasn't done once this whole gen.
I know this is just PR speak but it still sounds so fishy.
I never would have even considered bloodstained rotn if not for gamepass. been playing all week and it's probably my second fav game this year behind sekiro
The privacy settings on that site are too hard to use so I closed it. I have gamepass and I’m enjoying it so far but sooner or later the quality will drop or they’ll bring out an “exclusive to gamepass” game destroying ownership completely. So I don’t trust it long term.
I just got the three years a few days ago and love it. I bought three of the cards for $60, did the $1 Ultimate upgrade "trick" and installed a bunch of games on my PC that I never would buy, but would try, like Gears 5 (single player is fun! never played one before), Forza (looks fabulous but I don't like racing games), Hello Neighbor (looked cute, but is not fun to me), Metro Exodus (looks and plays amazing), State of Decay 2 (will definitely play more later, a decent fun game), and waiting for the big ones - Outer Worlds and the Halo Collection. So, I get 3 years of PC Game Pass for $180 ($5 a month), and I don't even own an XBOX and it's a super good deal. Microsoft impressed me. Not sure if it is worth $15 a month, but I got a LONG time to decide on that!
90%, No different to any other service. I've subscribed to psnow and tried mudrunner and farm sim which are genre of games I've not played b4. Do ms want a medal for getting gamers to try a different genre? Its only natural to pay a monthly fee with loads of games to try a different genre.
I'm in the remaining 10%, still decent though.
Of course they're trying new genres, it's a bunch of readily available games, I'll try any old guff if it's in game pass. Haven't bought a single game since getting a one x, got gamepass in a deal and paid next to nothing for 12 months ultimate.
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