It looks as though Xbox is experiencing incredible success on PC, with 4 of its titles topping the Steam charts, despite Xbox Game Pass sales.
Important to remember that MSFT runs the operating system for PC gamers as well. They are set up for great success on PC already and MSFT will use their windows assets to help push Xbox reach even further on pc. TBH though I'm not paying that much for game pass at the moment. Eventually game pass will have a 20+ price increase in the future. Just a matter of time. If it gets to $30 dollars I'll just cancel my subscription until a game I want to play comes out like Outerworlds 2. That's the way I been doing it for a while now.
I don't see it going to $30. Obviously the price will go up eventually, as with everything, but it's not gonna jump that high.
It shows that PC gamers on Steam are preferring to buy these higher quality Xbox games rather than pay a subscription.
At first I bought into game pass but I like having a library that doesn't go away if I don't have money spend so I buy everything on steam. There was a recent steam sale of the halo collection so I bought it. That's probably what they're talking about.
I'm not sure why you people seem to think you just can't BUY the games u want that leaves gamepass. Seems like a idiotic thing to say...
@speak Why would I pay for a sub on top of buying my games. Seems like an idiotic waste of money.
@phoenixwing you can subscribe to GamePass and play all the games. As soon as the one game you are currently playing or want to play in the future leaves the service, you can obviously still buy it. And most of the times with a 20% discount as a GamePass member. That is the point.
@dirty I play on pc I get 20 percent discounts without resorting to gamepass
Seems people don't know gmg, humble, gamesplanet, gamesbillet. etc exist .... Games there are usually more than 20% off even on release you could find Scarlet Nexus for 40$
The reason it wont ever be 20 dollars is because NO ONE will pay that much for a subscription. If it does increase,it will be by a small amount to adjust for inflation like 10 years from now.
@Captain Please provide a link to the $20+ price increase information. Or are you just making it up?
It's ridiculous to think the price will rise significantly. Or at all. The profitability of Game Pass increases with the number of subscribers. Why would Microsoft raise the price when they would already be making a profit on the current price? Instead they would most likely keep the price the same to drive their marketshare.
All of the info coming out about Windows 11 kind of shows us MS's long term plan when they began to refocus on PC gaming 5 years ago. They'll be pushing gaming and GP specifically to every Windows user. It's smart. Still personally need them to address the many short comings of the Win store and the Xbox app, though. And GP will only increase in price as the market allows. Same with game prices, it'll be slow. It's still $9.99 USD, so in 3 or 4 years when Outer Worlds hits, I'm doubting you'll be paying $30.
Xbox? I think you mean Microsoft.. Xbox is the console.
No, Xbox is the publisher. Just as PlayStation is a publisher, not just a console. Microsoft is the parent company.
There's an Xbox client on Windows 10/11, similar to Steam. It isn't just a console.
Oh wait; Are you saying that gamepass doesn't kill sales, and what they're doing is just an option, and not a forced push? Damn. Wouldn't have guessed.
Funny how that works. BTW...you suck Ted!
I bitched out for Trump. I thought that made me awesome :(
Heisenberg and Ted talking make me miss Breaking Bad.
According to playstation fanboys once you subscribe to gamepass, the console will automatically delete games from the store so you can never buy a game again.
That's good. Microsoft was being stubborn when they didn't include their games on Steam.
Well, that's probably because of the steam summer sales. For example, Days gone is not in sale that's why it isn't in the charts.
"And it’s not just the Steam sale boosting Xbox numbers either. Analyst BenjiSales on Twitter reports that Xbox is benefiting from good discounts, but consistently brings in some of the best figures on the platform."
@pit Or maybe people are not interested in "Days gone ".
Hol'up now... That's blasphemy around here.
Maybe those on Steam prefer to buy their games, rather than rent them. Or they would rather use Steam than the MS store. (Unless gamepass is on steam, which as far as I can see isn't)
Its not, but there have been rumours that M$ will be making gamepass available on Steam at some point. Dont know why Valve would allow it however.
This is pretty much my situation. Much rather buy 3-4 games rather than renting each month.
You would much rather spend $180-$240, than $9.99-$14.99? More power to you, to each their own
@ Dissidia If you would rather spend $180 a year to keep renting the games, and lose all of them the second you don't pay, more power to you. Not everyone has money problems and some people are very comfortable paying to own their games.
@Dissidia I rather own my games now rent them. If me and many people did over the last 25 years blockbuster would still be in buisness.
Speaking for myself, I think I actually buy and play more games these days due to Gamepass. I did they three year £1 gold upgrade so instead of buying 4-5 full price titles a year and selling them Im happy to pick up the non gamepass titles on sale when they are heavily discounted.
What has gamepass subs got to do with steam sales? Wheres the correlation? Do we know gamepass pc numbers? No. Do we know how many of those steam users have gamepass Vs those that dont? No. Do we know how many of those steam users use the ms store aswell as steam? No. Yet despite knowing none of this info the author tries to relate the two🤷♂️ The games are selling very well, not sure why gamepass needs to be mentioned, especially with so little actual info when trying to relate them. Almost seems...shilly in here😏
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