So it was revealed this morning on Xbox Wire that new Microsoft releases will be also released on the Game Pass service. Here’s the meatiest quote from the post:
This plan to bring new games timed with their global release into Xbox Game Pass not only includes announced titles like Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2 and Crackdown 3 but future unannounced games from Microsoft Studios including new iterations of our biggest Xbox One exclusive franchises such as Halo, Forza and Gears of War, on the same day they launch.
So are we finally getting the fabled “gaming Netflix” we’ve been promised the past few years? The big three console makers have all been moving in this direction, but Microsoft seems to be the most committed to the idea. I myself tried out Gamepass this month and while it did have games I wanted to play, the selection felt limited to justify the $10/month. But now that they’re adding new titles into the mix? The value proposition becomes much better.
So what do you folks think? Does a gaming subscription service appeal to you? Does it make the Xbox platform more enticing? And do you see competitors coming up with similar schemes going forward?