Microsoft says that Xbox Game Pass is here to stay

Microsoft says that Xbox Game Pass is here to stay

Xbox subscription service Game Pass is apparently here to stay.

That's according to the head of Microsoft's gaming services marketing department, Ben Decker, who told the Washington Post that the all-you-can-eat platform isn't simply an "experiment" and that the Big M is committed to offering this subscription moving forward.

The marketing bod also reiterated the claims that Game Pass leads to a higher engagement with a variety of content that's available in the service.

"We’re committed to Game Pass being available on the next-gen. It’s not an experiment on the current generation of consoles," Decker stated.

"This is a service that our members can count on being on whatever products we introduce in the future.”

He continued: “After an [average] Xbox owner joins Game Pass, they play 40 per cent more games and they play 30 per cent more genres. And the number of games they’re playing goes up not just inside the Game Pass catalogue.”

Xbox Game Pass came to PC in August 2019 having launched for Xbox One in June 2017. 

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