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Over 1 Million People Have Played Sea of Thieves in the Past 48 Hours.

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Barkley said:
kowenicki said:

There is a bigger picture at play.  Its the future of gaming and its a certainty.  Games as a service akin to Netflix and Spotify is guaranteed.

I agree, but that doesn't mean the current model or price-point is beneficial at this current time. I imagine there are plenty of people on game pass that would purchase more than $120 worth of first-party content annually.

Possibly.  It matters not.  Its early days and repeat revenue is what all businesses want and strive for, it reduces risk massively.



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Why were they having server issues if it's only been 1 million unique users in 2 days. Didn't they think more people would want to try it out than in the beta. I thought this Azure cloud could scale up seamlessly on demand. Does the power of the cloud mean absolutely nothing...

Anyway first week hype will drive the game, second week word of mouth, third week actual continued interest. I would have been tempted if it had 4 player split screen to take on the seas together with my kids, yet buying multiple xbox's is definitely off the table.



JRPGfan said:
Aeolus451 said:

It takes one person six months of being subbed to that service to equal one sale during the months after the game's release.

^ more than that Aeolus.
Because alot of these gamepass users, are people that where planning on useing the free trail for this game.

When word gets out that state of decay 2 has a couple million users you are sure to come in to tell everyone that it’s all free trials. Keep the good work up.



Halo MCC will sell 5+ million copies(including digital)

halo 5 will sell 10 million copies(including digital)

x1 will pass ps4 in USA, and UK.

jason1637 said:
JRPGfan said:

I was trying to make a point.... I dont actually believe its 90%.
But yeah I think it could be high, more than half are probably playing Sea of Theives via Gamepass imo.

How many of that are actually just people finally given a reason to use that 14day free trail of gamepass? probably alot too.

I'm just saying most people would have used it by now. And for those that used it it's good for MS. They got news subs and when SoD2 comes out they will need to pay for gamepass.

It's not that hard to switch to a free additional XBL account, if you already used the trial on your main account...



hudsoniscool said:
JRPGfan said:

^ more than that Aeolus.
Because alot of these gamepass users, are people that where planning on useing the free trail for this game.

When word gets out that state of decay 2 has a couple million users you are sure to come in to tell everyone that it’s all free trials.
Keep the good work up.

I think alot of SoT will be free gamepass trials... so that means when State of Decay 2 hits a couple million unique users, that ll be more impressive.

So no I wont claim that by the time state of decay 2 is out.

My expectations for State of decay 2 are higher than Sea of theives too.

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That's great to hear! Played the game a bit at E3 and had a good time. Happy for Rare, they're one of the main reasons I jumped on the Xbox bandwagon back in '05 when looking for another console to supplement my Nintendo system (even if they're certainly not the reason I stuck around). Will have to pick it up soon, I think this will be my first Rare game since Kameo (not counting Rare Replay)



Great news that.

Watching Soda and Forsen play it last night and the shit they were up to looked hilarious, so I hope it's a success for Rare and Microsoft. More developers taking risks on these kind of games would be a huge benefit to the industry, particularly if they're successful.



Conina said:
jason1637 said:

I'm just saying most people would have used it by now. And for those that used it it's good for MS. They got news subs and when SoD2 comes out they will need to pay for gamepass.

It's not that hard to switch to a free additional XBL account, if you already used the trial on your main account...

The game requires a gold sub and to buy the trail it requires a paypal/CC.



jason1637 said:
Conina said:

It's not that hard to switch to a free additional XBL account, if you already used the trial on your main account...

The game requires a gold sub and to buy the trail it requires a paypal/CC.

There are gold subs for Windows?



Conina said:
jason1637 said:

The game requires a gold sub and to buy the trail it requires a paypal/CC.

There are gold subs for Windows?

Oh you mean playing on PC. I guess you can do it but you would still need a new paypal/cc each time you make an account for the free trial.