Skip to main content

Xbox Game Pass To See All Future Microsoft Published Games Joining The Service At Launch

On Tuesday, head of gaming at Xbox, Phil Spencer, shared some great news about Game Pass, the subscription-based service that launched on the console back in June of 2017.

Going forward, Microsoft plans to release games that are both Xbox One exclusive and published by Microsoft Studios onto the Game Pass service the day they launch. What does this mean for the immediate future? Well expect games such as Sea of Thieves (March 30th), State of Decay 2. and Crackdown 3 for now, but MS also teased that loved series such as Halo. Gears of War. and Forza will also do the same when the next games are launched (let's get E3 out the way first shall we).

There have been mixed feelings about this offering on the Internet so far (always the way). I Personally get the value of game pass for anyone getting a new console and wanting to boost their game collection for a set amount of months.But currently (and I'm sure other long-time gamers will feel this way) the service needs to offer way more new titles before it becomes a must buy subscription.

While the service does have big hits like Gears 4 and Halo 5 on it already, the rest are games that only get downloaded to test out and forgotten about instantly. While MS plans to offer their titles, I can't see many other publishers wanting to do the same with recent releases on this service, with the likes of Ubisoft and Activision surely watching how things are going right now and waiting for the right time to drop their own service. We will also get to the point where we start to think enough is enough for a sub based services, as the average gamer is already sitting on Xbox Live Gold, EA Access, and not forgetting the countless movie/sports based streaming services that are used daily on consoles these days. They all add up, and before you know it you can have quite a large sum of money going out of your bank account with these.

What are your thoughts on MS doing this? Are you glad you will get to play Sea Of Thieves this year, or do you plan on sticking with your game rental service that offers exactly the same service but with way more games on offer for around the same price?

Comments

  1. I agree with you, mixed feelings. There are Pros and cons, like you said. Can't see me picking it up any time soon. I have so much to play, that anything on Gamepass just ends up sitting there until the time runs done on it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I disagree, the price alone makes this as one of the best deals I gaming. When new games are released, you can get a subscription for one or two months and cancel it if you feel like you no longer need it. That alone would be a lot cheaper than buying new games as they come out.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's certainly a great deal, especially for newcomers to the platform. I was just speaking for myself and the situation I'm in. I have so much to play across Xbox and Switch that the pass would sit unused. Much of the pass, I already own or have played, and I'm not that interested in others (Racing and Sports). It's a good option especially if you have kids but, right now, it ain't for me. That might change in the future though, as new games are available.

      Delete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

HXR Plays - Overwatch Opening Intro + Reaper Gameplay

Today I start a little series on here where I have a little play with 1 of the 21 characters available in the massively addictive game that is Overwatch.

Today sees me show off the opening intro, as well as playing a game with the character known as Reaper. He falls into the offense side when it comes to character selection, and is great if you enjoy a bit of right in your face combat.

Reaper like the other 20 characters in the game has a few specials to play with outside of his standard weapon. Not only do his standard Hellfire shotguns pack a mean punch at close quarters, but he also has Wraith Form (invincible for a short few seconds but not able to shoot), Shadow Step, which is a fancy way of saying teleporting from one place to another, and finally we have his charged special known as Death Blossom. This special sees Reaper spin around for a few seconds while unloading his deadly shotguns, killing anyone who is stupid enough to get in the way.

More gameplays on the way with me h…

Review - Stay

Games these days are deeper than ever before. Gone are the days of most games offering the happy go lucky cute games we played in the past where everything was rainbows and happiness, with games these days more than happy to delve and dig deep when it comes to subjects that many hate to speak with others about without feeling some sort of shame. Even though many of us are perhaps going through the same sort of thing, only we hide it too. Stay was one of those games that I only found about recently upon getting an email about its release and posting about here. So I went in not really knowing what to expect from it, only from what I saw in that email seemingly being a cool idea and concept before playing.

Stay opens up with you meeting a person called Quinn in a room just doing some stuff, only when climbing into bed for the night a mysterious figure appears over him and knocks him out. Quinn wakes up to find himself locked away in a dark, damp bunker, with the only means of outside c…

Review - Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War

Boy, has my getting reviews out in a quick fashion gone to pot the last few weeks. Life has been a kicking me in the balls the last couple of months, which you would know if you stay in touch with me on social media, with illness hitting and just a few personal things that needed my full attention being some of the reasons even looking at my review pile brought me out in a cold sweat. Shadow of War hit my doormat what feels like ages ago now, and with it came outrage too, with gamers kicking off what I like to call the 'we ain't taking your crap anymore' period we currently find ourselves in. That said, and with the X release now upon us, Shadow of War is always mentioned as one game many buyers of the console were saving for it, so it just goes to show how quick gamers can have a change of heart these days.

I was always going to play this sequel after enjoying Shadow of Mordor a lot. So this outrage was not something that dampened my excitement for Shadow of War at all, …