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They're always advertising Game Pass on Facebook and I always see the same comments:
"It's just old games!"
"Do I have to install them?"
"When I cancelled, I lost access to all of the games"
"I can't play 100 games in a month"
"No good games"
"Mostly 360 games"
"I already own all of the games"

It's $10 a month. I don't know what people were expecting. This should shut a few of them up, though.



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They'll just split their future releases after this year to episodes. Then spread them out across several months and guarantee longer subscriptions.

Halo 8 Episodes 1-12

Not sure how I feel about that though.



fielding88 said:
They'll just split their future releases after this year to episodes. Then spread them out across several months and guarantee longer subscriptions.

Halo 8 Episodes 1-12

Not sure how I feel about that though.

I don't think they are gonna go this route. Would be better to still have mainline Halo and have an episodic side games.



fielding88 said:
They'll just split their future releases after this year to episodes. Then spread them out across several months and guarantee longer subscriptions.

Halo 8 Episodes 1-12

Not sure how I feel about that though.

I accept that for Telltale Games but a lot of the time, I lose interest before the next chapter releases or I forget what the hell is going on, only to fall back in love with a game and then get left with a cliffhanger, again. Hopefully they don't pull this with a AAA game.

 

It ruined Hitman for me.



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fielding88 said:
They'll just split their future releases after this year to episodes. Then spread them out across several months and guarantee longer subscriptions.

Halo 8 Episodes 1-12

Not sure how I feel about that though.

I think you got it all wrong. If your Microsoft and about to release Halo 6 in November 2019. Would you want to make $60 and have the game sell to 5 million customers (sales 300million) or would you rather have 10-20 million customers subscribed to a $9.99/month gamepass (Sales 100-200 Million a month) ???

300 millions in one time sales VS. 100-200 Million a month in sales. Even if there a drop off after major release they will make a killing. 



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yvanjean said:
fielding88 said:
They'll just split their future releases after this year to episodes. Then spread them out across several months and guarantee longer subscriptions.

Halo 8 Episodes 1-12

Not sure how I feel about that though.

I think you got it all wrong. If your Microsoft and about to release Halo 6 in November 2019. Would you want to make $60 and have the game sell to 5 million customers (sales 300million) or would you rather have 10-20 million customers subscribed to a $9.99/month gamepass (Sales 100-200 Million a month) ???

300 millions in one time sales VS. 100-200 Million a month in sales. Even if there a drop off after major release they will make a killing. 

Tbf this will hurt them short term. Halo 5 made $400m first week and when Halo 6 launches on gamepass I doubt it will make $400m fw. But in the long run like 4-5 years from now MS will be making a lot from gamepass.



jason1637 said:
yvanjean said:

I think you got it all wrong. If your Microsoft and about to release Halo 6 in November 2019. Would you want to make $60 and have the game sell to 5 million customers (sales 300million) or would you rather have 10-20 million customers subscribed to a $9.99/month gamepass (Sales 100-200 Million a month) ???

300 millions in one time sales VS. 100-200 Million a month in sales. Even if there a drop off after major release they will make a killing. 

Tbf this will hurt them short term. Halo 5 made $400m first week and when Halo 6 launches on gamepass I doubt it will make $400m fw. But in the long run like 4-5 years from now MS will be making a lot from gamepass.

Still wrong, Halo 5 only sold about 5million on Xbox one lifetime. 400M in the first week was just a marketing figure around the launch of Halo 5, its not from sales of the game alone. 

Halo 5 sold 1.5 milllion copies in the first week ... sales of the game itself is about 90-100 million. 

You will sell a lot more gamepass at $9.99/month then you would of retail release of $59.99.  Extra revenue can be made if you manage to get more from the bigger install base with DLC, season pass & micro transactions. Most importantly push hardware sales. Every Microsoft consoles now comes with a one month gamepass subscription. That means you reduce the cost of hardware by price of a game. With the Xbox one S price dropping to $199.99 that will really appeal to mass market. 

https://www.windowscentral.com/halo-5-guardians-makes-over-400-million-first-week

 

 

Last edited by yvanjean - on 23 January 2018

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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.



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Insane deal.

This is a game changer in a country like Brazil. Holy shit Microsoft.



Holy shit Libara, you actually made a thread?