Xbox Game Pass: Xbox Exclusives Day One

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Great that JC4 is on Gamepass but considering how soon it, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, showed up on there probably means those two Square Enix games sold poorly.
that isn't necessarily true. Both could have sold real well but saw tye weekly numbers drop off massively and ghen put it in gamepass.

I would love know how much revenue gamepass generates forthese companies.
 

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that isn't necessarily true. Both could have sold real well but saw tye weekly numbers drop off massively and ghen put it in gamepass.

I would love know how much revenue gamepass generates forthese companies.
Or they are trying to bolster the user base for DLC that isn’t included in GamePass.
 

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Hey it does fit Netflix style of programming. I bet we will see titles pop up and leave.
 

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Master Chief, Xbox, and the PC GamePass Story



As we head full-steam towards Game Developer Conference and E3, Microsoft is working feverishly to finalize details before they go public with several new features and products. Knowing that the company has been slowly dripping information related to these announcements for several months, piecing together some public information along with some insider knowledge, the puzzle is starting to come together.

We have known for some time that Microsoft is working on the Master Chief Collection (MCC) for the PC. Following the disastrous launch on the console, the company is going to make sure it is picture perfect before pushing it out and I have heard that it was already delayed several times; they want to ship it but know that scrutiny of the platform will be high.

Much like the MCC, GamePass on PC is not much of a secret as well. Satya Nadella mentioned it last year during an earnings call and it’s a natural extension of what the company is currently offering on its consoles.

Going forward, it’s important to be thinking of the Xbox as a platform, rather than a plastic box that plays games. Microsoft is looking to push the service to all corners of the gaming ecosystem and grow the service significantly by untangling it explicitly from the consoles of yesterday.

Which brings us to today: Microsoft’s PC version of GamePass is close to being ready for release too. And knowing how Microsoft plans to position the platform, I would expect to see MCC as the carrot the company will use to help move users to the new game offering. Further, I would expect to see other titles from Microsoft, as the Age of Empires IP, show up with GamePass as well when it launches.

And adding more flavor to this idea, Microsoft has begun teasing announcements related to this content on March 12th.

While you can argue that GamePass does exist somewhat today with PlayAnywhere, that initiative was just the start of the GamePass experience. But, GamePass will take that model to the next level with more games and deeper integration into the Xbox world which the company hopes you will pay for on a monthly basis.

What we don’t know yet is how Microsoft will sell the service and if they will require Xbox Live to play the MCC titles. Further, the release timeline is still up for debate as well. Microsoft has several gaming conferences and events coming up where they could announce these products but as is often the case, timing is subject to change.




https://www.thurrott.com/xbox/201915...amepass-story#
 
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wtf i just saw Just Cause 4 was added!! didnt that release like a month ago
 

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Great that JC4 is on Gamepass but considering how soon it, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, showed up on there probably means those two Square Enix games sold poorly.
Not every game that comes to gamepass means bad sales.
 

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Great that JC4 is on Gamepass but considering how soon it, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, showed up on there probably means those two Square Enix games sold poorly.
I loved JC3 despite it's flaws. I rented JC4, and was very glad I didn't buy it. That game has some real quality issues. The only thing it did better was the framerate, imo.
 

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The season pass for homefront is on sale for like 4 bucks or something, looks to add a ton of single player content!
 

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I loved JC3 despite it's flaws. I rented JC4, and was very glad I didn't buy it. That game has some real quality issues. The only thing it did better was the framerate, imo.
That sucks, I know how much you were looking forward to it. I'm glad you just rented it though and weren't stuck paying full price for something you didn't end up enjoying.
 

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Nice selection of games! Deus Ex Mankind Divided, The Walking Dead: Michonne, What Remains of Edith Finch, Vampyr, Operencia and Marvel vs Capcom Infinite.

Edit: The only game from DONTNOD that hasn't been on Game Pass is Remember Me.

 
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Operencia: The Stolen Sun (March 29th)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (April 1st)

yeshh!
 

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When’s Minecraft release date?
 

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https://twinfinite.net/2019/03/xbox-game-pass-developer/


During a livestream from PAX East hosted by Microsoft’s Xbox Live Director of Programming Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, we heard more about what the Xbox Game Pass service does for developers.

Oxenfree co-director Sean Krankel from Night School Studio talked about what Xbox Game Pass did for his game.

“When we brought Oxenfree to Game Pass it was really interesting because we initially thought it could cannibalize our other sales or what’s that gonna do, and actually it was just the opposite. It was something that lifted sort of all of our sales because we found that we found a lot of new audiences.
We found people who tried the game who wouldn’t have otherwise tried it, they might not have understood the genre… It has really become a super-important part of our ecosystem because it’s just really discoverable.”

Krankel also confirmed that thanks to the experience with Oxenfree, Night School Studio’s next game Afterparty is going to launch on Xbox Game Pass day and date with its traditional release (even if he’s not yet ready to say when that date will be).

He then mentioned that it’s a new way for the studio to reach new audiences and get people talking about the game to people that aren’t subscribed to Game Pass, so this actually improves sales on other platforms as well.

Krankel believes that the size of the games made by Night School is also perfect for Game Pass. Being about seven hours long, people aren’t intimidated by the time investment necessary to try them out.

“It’s an exciting time for developers certainly of our size, because looking at something like Game Pass, it’s a new way to get games out there, right? I think if you look a few years ago, a team of our size, even taking a swing at Oxenfree — a single-player fairly short experience — was semi-risky, and fortunately, the game paid off.

Yet, now working with you on Game Pass, we get to find a much larger audience in a way that isn’t “how do we jam this game full of free to play mechanics” which is something that really doesn’t jive with the creatives for it.”
 

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https://twinfinite.net/2019/03/xbox-game-pass-developer/


During a livestream from PAX East hosted by Microsoft’s Xbox Live Director of Programming Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, we heard more about what the Xbox Game Pass service does for developers.

Oxenfree co-director Sean Krankel from Night School Studio talked about what Xbox Game Pass did for his game.

“When we brought Oxenfree to Game Pass it was really interesting because we initially thought it could cannibalize our other sales or what’s that gonna do, and actually it was just the opposite. It was something that lifted sort of all of our sales because we found that we found a lot of new audiences.
We found people who tried the game who wouldn’t have otherwise tried it, they might not have understood the genre… It has really become a super-important part of our ecosystem because it’s just really discoverable.”

Krankel also confirmed that thanks to the experience with Oxenfree, Night School Studio’s next game Afterparty is going to launch on Xbox Game Pass day and date with its traditional release (even if he’s not yet ready to say when that date will be).

He then mentioned that it’s a new way for the studio to reach new audiences and get people talking about the game to people that aren’t subscribed to Game Pass, so this actually improves sales on other platforms as well.

Krankel believes that the size of the games made by Night School is also perfect for Game Pass. Being about seven hours long, people aren’t intimidated by the time investment necessary to try them out.

“It’s an exciting time for developers certainly of our size, because looking at something like Game Pass, it’s a new way to get games out there, right? I think if you look a few years ago, a team of our size, even taking a swing at Oxenfree — a single-player fairly short experience — was semi-risky, and fortunately, the game paid off.

Yet, now working with you on Game Pass, we get to find a much larger audience in a way that isn’t “how do we jam this game full of free to play mechanics” which is something that really doesn’t jive with the creatives for it.”
Oh wow so instead of them thinking Gamepass will do nothing for them, it turns out they got more of it because of the service and reached more players who wouldnt even look a the game outside of gamepass.
 

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How is that cheaper? Gamepass is $10 a month, right? And live is $60 a year, right? So that =$180 a year...same as this laughable "Ultimate" deal.
Unless there is an incoming XBL price increase?
 

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£24 for 6 months on Amazon right now
 

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3 months for 13.5k points for MS rewards members