Sean Murray has revealed that No Man's Sky saw a huge boost in player numbers thanks to its inclusion into Xbox Game Pass.
That's insane, this game came out years ago. I played it until I finally got into my aircraft, then I uninstalled, not my type of game.
Was it because of the controls when flying? Because that's why I stopped playing and refunded it.
You played it longer than myself then..... i realised after 5 minutes that it wasnt my kind of game... maybe i should of given it more time, and had i paid full price for it then i would of... i downloaded off gamepass, so there for had no respect for the game.....
The game was much easier at launch, they have actually over complicated everything, from getting fuel to making parts you need for engines etc is now a much more drawn out process, I came back to it after about a year of updates, it's almost a different game and I'm not really liking it as much as I did.
this game still relevent?!
Just saw 1 million new players. Got an article written about it. Caused you to comment. So yeah, checks out as "relevant" apparently.
You played yourself.
Seeing a million more people just download it on Gamepass, I’d say yes, pretty much.
i bought this game for playstation it was a mistake, not as bad as buying destiny though
From what I understand it was updated and was much improved once it got to Xbox. I might give it a try.
This is exactly my point about services vs buying. I dont NEED to own every game I play. I only buy the games I KNOW I will want to own and play for years to come. Everything else, I wait for XGP and play it there. Ive completed a fair share of games only played through XGP and now that Ive finished the game, I have no desire to go back to it...did I really need to have bought it in that case...
i still like owning games tim. just because i made a few bad purchases doesn't mean i don't have a library that can be taken away if a company arbitrarily decides one day they don't want to support my gaming hobby although i did just buy gamepass for 1 dollar a few days ago. it was a really tempting offer for my pc
Wasnt my point... I like owning games too...thats not what I said. I said I dont need to own every game I play. Clearly you proved this point. You wanted to play it so bad without actually understanding what the game played like and if it would be for you. Same with Destiny. For those kinds of games...I rather wait until they hit XGP then I could try it with the full cost of the price upfront. If I end up liking/loving the game...I even have the option of purchasing it at a discounted price.
i bought destiny to play with a friend at the time and then they flaked out it was a complete waste for me. but yeah it's real rare for me to buy a game i don't like
Game Pass is like Blockbusters for me, or an extended game demo. I buy games I know I will love, I play games on Game Pass that I otherwise would never play, and that has led to some great insights into other styles and genres. Can't complain at all.
Do the game have microtransaction? If not, why would it matter how many players play it? It's free, so yes people will try it for free. That's the whole point. Maybe it's to encourage other players to buy it on PS4? If you don't already have a PC or an Xbox, Gamepass is 1$ to try, no point of buying it on PC or Xbox and if you have a friend who want to try it, just tell him that Gamepass is 1$ for a month. But maybe No Man Sky have micro transaction, I don't remember. I bought it at the start of this year while it was on sale and it was ok, but I stopped playing it after a while.
Those $1 subs sure seem to last. Seems like people have been using that excuse for 3 years now... But to help answer your point, high engagement numbers help drive additional revenue with or without MTs. People w/o gamepass buy games that are getting played by friends and family. Expansions and DLC get made/purchased. Devs get paid to add the games to services like GP, Now, or PS+, then they see that residuals come in from other consumers buying the game as result of the influx of popularity.
I’m pretty sure they have had the 1 dollar deal as of this year though....
@sunnyd Yes, it does seem strange that every time any remotely positive GP numbers get shared, we always hear about how it's just those $1 players, doesn't it? Maybe people create new XB gamertags every month just to play GP killer apps like NMS for that introductory deal. Or maybe it's a tired excuse from people trying to downplay the popularity of the service. Guess we'll never know the answer!
I’m pretty sure most PS4/PC users who where interested already tried it prior to Xbox launch, but I love to see it get the player base for those who weren’t interested in purchasing. To be honest, I’ve never played it on my own, aside from visiting my friend once. But if I was interested enough to give it another go, I would use GameStop’s 1 week rental/return policy on used games. Was able to Platinum FC New Dawn that way in 6 days. Used my points to buy the game, and when I returned it they gave me cash. I couldn’t believe it that they paid me cash to play there game!
You can get the deals multiple times, thats100% fact, ms throws them out regularly, I have used it countless times now since gamepass launched, it's not an excuse for anything though, just is what it is.
@Atom666 Not sure how it works on Xbox and this is by no means downplaying gamepass I love it. But the $1/£1 offer is also available for accounts that have had GP in the past. Like I have been subbing for 8 or 9 months on PC now and only 2 of them months I have had to pay £4 per month. The tick is leaving auto renewal off then letting the sub expire then a few days later £1 for 1 month will show aether one GP ultimate or standard.
Don't want to be negative but that's 1m new players from last June to now and gamepass only being a dollar with 48m xbox sales? Is it really that good numbers? Nice game and personally put 60hrs in before I moved on but is it really that great.
1m new players since back in June .. i think 1m new players is quite a few considering its only been on gamepass since some point in June... thats 1m new players in a matter of a few weeks on an old game, I am one of those 1m players... but having played for a very short time have no intention of playing it again
The article states the 1m is from June 2019 when nms went on gamepass to current date, not 1m this month
https://news.xbox.com/en-us... published in may 2020
You are such a sad person -get over it
Gamepass is a dollar? Where can I get it!!!! Thought that dollar deal ran out ages ago
NMS came to gamepass this June, not last. 12 years of trolling has really hindered your ability to read and comprehend things.
You're being negative
How do you keep paying $1 for Gamepass every month? Please show me how, especially for GP Ultimate user like myself.
In perspective, it was on PC/PS4 for over a year before it reached the XBO. So to get an additional 1m players 2-3 years after the XBO launch through gamespass, I’d say that’s pretty good numbers considering it’s been available on 3 platforms for multiple years now
Bought this game full price when new and really regretted it. I found it to be a shallow one trick pony of a game that quickly got stale, repetitive and dull. I am tempted to dip back in as there have been a lot of updates. I wonder if the gameworld has more true variety, life and some semblance of a decent plot these days.
These are just players that have played it. It's making it out that a million purchases of the game happened
Only a dolt would misread the headline and article and think there was any implication that there was 1 million extra sales.
They should have said, "1 million new players thanks to gamepass, but these aren't actual sales, only 1 million new players who use game pass that didn't buy the game." That should be good. If you still don't get it, I can dumb it down a bit more.
No you’re making it out to be that for attention. As the article states, just 1 million new players. Not sales.
I am not sure why you are trying to downplay a million new gamers downloading and playing a game. A million is a million no matter how you slice it. The gamers are paying for the game through their gamepass subscription. The devts came to an agreement to get a certain amount of money for their game through gamepass and gamers are downloading it. That is good for the devts, MS, and gamers.
The game has turned into a fine game, a little bit niche, but it was cool that the devs kept working hard to make it better despite the initial backlash.
Glad to see how Game Pass can def improve player counts.
But how many keep playing it? How many uninstalled it? How many actual purchases did trying it on GP lead to? This is simply providing PR with almost nothing to substantiate it. By the same token could someone say that since GP has 10 million subscribers that 90% of Xbox fans don't care about it? I personally find it amusing with all the fantastic IPs out there we're still talking about this game.
If the numbers isn’t that important or isn’t benefiting NMS, I doubt Sean Murray would have said anything about it.
So on the flip side, when companies release sales numbers do you also want them to report on how many people refunded the game? Or how many people bought it but never played it? Or played it for 5 minutes and turned it off? 10 minutes? Such a stupid argument
WOW! I dont play the game myself...but if you dont think those are encouraging numbers for other devs to get excited about XGP and putting their games on the services sooner than later, then I dont know what to tell you. Thats amazing.
Well if the developer puts it on XGP “sooner rather than later” wouldn’t that hurt their sales and overall profits. Isn’t XGP on 2 platforms? That’s a huge install base to lose a game sale from. Hello Games is a 3rd party developer, they’d go broke under that strategy
Please cite one news article where a developer things that they have not profited as much or more then expected by being on gamepass.
I lasted half and hour before i deleted it just too much micro management for me , but this is not to say the games in anyway bad i just loathe crafting in games period .
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