Kinda telling. I mean they know how many games they're gonna release in the next 3 years. I'm sure they did the math.
Well lets do some math and make some arguments why this could be a good idea...
This year it includes enough content to justify a year of Gamepass. I assume it will get Sea of Theives, State of Decay 2, Crackdown 3, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, maybe another Forza, and maybe other surprises.
Its worth noting MS and other companies don't actually get $60 when they sell a game in retail. The return is probably closer to $30 based on estimates we hear. While Gamepass is money coming directly to them, and someone subscribing for a year is a lot more money from the consumer directly.
Not everybody is going to subscribe to Gamepass given they won't actually own the game and many still want physical copies.
The only announced MS games I'm excited enough to buy at launch is Crackdown 3. But if I can play all of their releases with Gamepass, then that's a very appealing reason to subscribe and stay subscribed.
I think this is an awesome idea, it will encourage a lot of avid gamers to subscribe, and that will increase 1st party revenue.Last edited by Mr Puggsly - on 23 January 2018
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