Microsoft is constant to draw individuals to its Xbox Recreation Go service. The “Netflix for video video games” service now has 18 million subscribers, up from the 15 million previously reported in September. Xbox Recreation Go is a subscription service that provides entry to a rising collection of greater than 100 Xbox video games for $9.99 per 30 days.
Microsoft has been pushing Xbox Recreation Go for greater than a yr now, and it’s clear the corporate is heavily invested in its future. Bungie’s Future 2 title appeared on Xbox Recreation Go late final yr, and Management can also be obtainable on the service for each Xbox and PC.
On an earnings name in the present day, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella additionally revealed that Xbox Reside has greater than 100 million month-to-month energetic customers. Nadella additionally mentioned the launch of the Xbox Collection X and S was probably the most profitable in Microsoft’s historical past, with “probably the most gadgets ever bought in a launch month.”
Microsoft additionally seems to be centered on studio acquisitions to bolster the content material obtainable on Recreation Go. Microsoft’s ZeniMax Media acquisition, the guardian firm of Doom and Fallout studio Bethesda Softworks, is a giant deal that may increase Xbox Recreation Go sooner or later.
There have additionally been a wide range of promotions designed to entice shoppers into Xbox Recreation Go. Microsoft repeatedly affords the primary month of the service for $1 and has been incentivizing Xbox Reside Gold clients to modify over to Xbox Recreation Go Final, which incorporates the corporate’s new xCloud recreation streaming function. Xbox Recreation Go Final subscribers additionally now get a month of Disney Plus for free, alongside different advantages.
Controversially, Microsoft just lately deliberate to extend its Xbox Reside Gold value in a transfer that was broadly interpreted as an effort to push people into Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft was quick to reverse its decision, and Xbox Reside Gold costs will stay the identical for now. Free-to-play video games may even not require an Xbox Reside Gold subscription.