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Xbox Game Pass Is Wise To Focus On Multiplayer Games

Cultured Vultures: Xbox Game Pass has recently made moves to ensure multiplayer games launch on the service day one. Ash argues why that's a smart move.

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Father__Merrin62d ago

State of play = continuous gamepass articles

Aquafiniac62d ago

MS knows the game. They know it’s dangerous to have don’t have the hype. It’s just business

Zeref61d ago

Didn't know Phil Spencer was also a writer for *checks notes* "culturedvultures.com&quo t;

NeoGamer23261d ago

Microsoft has not put these articles out. They simply release a once a month xbox wire article that tells everyone what new games are coming to gamepass and what old games are leaving. No video, just an article. It is third parties that are putting these articles out.

MS has nothing like state of play. I would say that is because the studios MS has acquired are just starting to get ready to release truly MS games. It does not make great press, but giving these studios time to finish what they were doing and make fully MS games was important for closure from being independent to becoming MS studios.

Aquafiniac62d ago

I agree. A lot of multiplayer games can benefit from game pass. Played BF5 because of game pass.

neutralgamer199262d ago

Yes but you know what else would be good having AAA Blockbuster games from Microsoft studios. The day the next fallout or elder scrolls launch on gamepass the service will gain a lot more subscribers even if the only sign up to play those games

DJStotty59d ago (Edited 59d ago )

And they will have, all Xbox 1st party games are on gamepass Day 1. (Not to mention they already have AAA games on the service)

AAA is about the budget put into the development of a game, not it's quality/reception.

"In the video-game industry, AAA (pronounced and sometimes written Triple-A) is an informal classification used to categorise games produced and distributed by a mid-sized or major publisher, which typically have higher development and marketing budgets than other tiers of game."

SlothLordPootus61d ago

Having multiplayer titles day 1, or at any time is definitely good for the service/the gamers/the devs. I'm going to bring up PS Plus not to detract from GamePass, but because that's what my experience is with. Day 1 multiplayer games like Rocket League and Fall Guys, as well as larger multiplayer games given for free later on, Battlefront 2, Battlefield 5, Modern Warfare Remastered, Onrush, really help either establish a player base initially, or bring a player base back to the game to revitalize it. It's a great tactic I think.