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Bandorr said:

That would fix the problem I see.  As of now why would anyone NOT just pop in for a month play a game, then drop out.

Even $20 for two months is still a third of the games cost.

I'd assume that's part of the reason for the online multiplayer focus of MS' 1st party. People are more likely to stick around beyond that month if they can't "finish" a game but instead can just keep playing it online.

If they can make it right the revenue from Game Pass and XBL for the multiplayers will be higher than if all the subscribers had bought the game only. And as you said, good MP have people coming for months. Also it's 100% MS participation.



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Hiku said:

How many upcoming games are from Microsoft Studios?
Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3, Ori 2, State of Decay 2. Anything else?

Even if it's only that, that's a pretty good deal though.





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Hiku said:

How many upcoming games are from Microsoft Studios?
Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3, Ori 2, State of Decay 2. Anything else?

Even if it's only that, that's a pretty good deal though.

Adding the rumoured Forza Horizon 4 and any other they publish. Though I would be curious if they will be adding any already released.



DLC packs/season passes will be a big source of where they make money, SoD2/Crackdown as examples (well pretty much how most games are these days) will likely get a DLC pack after 3 months, another after 6 months and maybe a final one close to a year after launch, people will end up re-subbing to play them and have to buy the DLC/season pass for the content at some point down the line.

This approach will also kill off a decent portion of the resale market of used games with less copies been out there which all publishers want.

There will definitely be people who will selectively sub for a month or 2 here and there for specific games they wan't to play but there will also be people leaving there sub active even if they aren't really using in for a couple of months (I've done this with many services either been lazy or just forget and let my WoW account re-sub for another 3-6 months without playing), It could also be said that the most likely people who would sub, cancel, re-sub constantly probably aren't your general day one game buyers and would of waited until the game was in the bargain bin at <$20 before considering purchasing it.

MS should probably offer 12 month packages for $110 (1 free month) or maybe even $100 for 12 months incentives as people will lock into the sub much like with Gold/PS+ yearly codes where even if you don't use any of the services they provide you have already paid your cash upfront.



Where is the 1 year subscription to gamepass announcement ... I'm ready to sign up.



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Hiku said:

How many upcoming games are from Microsoft Studios?
Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3, Ori 2, State of Decay 2. Anything else?

Even if it's only that, that's a pretty good deal though.

Yep all those and then its all but confirmed forza horizon 4 will be out at the end of the year, maybe something else but we will have to see at E3, great value indeed, not to mention all the other games and the new games each month that are included.

I would say, unbeatable value for the content you get, I am sure Microsoft wants to build the new netflix and offering value is the biggest first step, I hope sony will do something simulair because this stuff can save me hundreds a year lol




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Nice. Play anywhere titles included to game pass also work on PC, so you don't need an Xbox console for them.

Is Forza 7 already included in game pass?



Bandorr said:
Fascinating. So just subscribe for $10. Play several just released $40 and or $60 games. Then cancel. Only to then do it again when another game comes out.

Just like you could do with Netflix or HBO, and I'm sure people do that. But most people remain subscribed. Subscription models for distribution are gaining steam in every other field of entertainment, and many have just been waiting for the when it would take off for gaming as well.

 

The interesting thing here will be wether Microsoft's "download the games and play them on your own hardware" or Sony's "stream the games from out servers" model will prove most successful. I think both have some businessadvantages, Sony's model having the primary advantage of you not having to actually own the hardware, while Microsoft's model provides a better gaming experience, but you have to own the hardware.

The ideal solution might be a combination of the two - allow those that own the hardware to download the games, but also have streaming available for those that don't.



This is definitely a move for March 20, ie right before their FY ends. I am not sure how much they will push it in the future though unless they have more releases near the end of quarters lined up.



Another move against retailers, and also not in favor of single player games. Games as a service in full effect. It's a great deal now, but how will it effect future games. More DLC, more multiplayer focused, more early access, anything to drag out engagement with fewer titles to maximize profits. It fits with the buy a few games a year majority.