Microsoft Responds To Rumored Xbox Game Pass Price Increases
The Xbox Game Pass is arguably one of Microsoft’s big talking points for the Xbox One, with the subscription service offering hundreds of titles for those willing to plunk down a few bucks each month. With the upcoming release of the Xbox Series X later this year, many have begun to wonder if Microsoft plans on doubling down on its next-gen console by upping the price of the Xbox Game Pass given its expansion to a new platform. Thankfully, it appears that that won’t be the case.
In a recent interview with Stevivor, Xbox boss Phil Spencer defended the Xbox Game Pass’s business model. I know some people — I’ve seen it — some people say, ‘Oh, they’re just kind of burning money left and right in order to gain customers so they can trick you into raising the price later,’” Spencer said.
There’s no model like that, for us. We feel good in the business that we’re running now. We’re definitely investing in it, but not investing in a way that’s unsustainable. We’ll do promotional deals and stuff — any service will, but it’s a business and it’s a business that does well.”
Spencer goes on to say that Microsoft is fully committed to the Xbox Game Pass being available on the Xbox Series X, stating once again that the subscription service isn’t just a temporary thing that could go away at some point. “It’s not an experiment on the current generation of consoles,” he said. “This is a service that our members can count on being on whatever products we introduce in the future.”
The Xbox Series X releases in Holiday 2020.
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