As of today, Xbox Game Pass across all platforms has managed to attract an astonishing 15 million subscribers in total. That’s not bad for a platform that only recently came to a wider audience, but a significant chunk of those customers only signed up recently.
To be more specific, Xbox Game Pass accrued five million new subscribers in the past six months alone.
Microsoft has beefed up Game Pass this year by adding plenty more titles for players to enjoy. EA Play games will soon be available through the service at no extra charge too. On top of that, Microsoft just rolled out xCloud for everyone, meaning that Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can keep playing many of their Xbox and PC games on Android devices.
The ZeniMax deal was announced on the eve of Xbox Series X and Series S presales opening up. Microsoft is offering both consoles on a 24-month payment plan ($25/month for Series S and $35/month for Series X), which includes access to Game Pass Ultimate for the duration. Soon, titles like Doom Eternal and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will soon be included in Game Pass, as will upcoming games like Starfield. That’s one way for Microsoft to make Game Pass a more enticing deal for people on the fence about taking the preorder plunge.