Microsoft is continuous to draw folks to its Xbox Sport Go service. The “Netflix for video video games” service now has 18 million subscribers, up from the 15 million previously reported in September. Xbox Sport Go is a subscription service that provides entry to a rising number of greater than 100 Xbox video games for $9.99 monthly.
Microsoft has been pushing Xbox Sport 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 Sport Go late final yr, and Management can be obtainable on the service for each Xbox and PC.
On an earnings name at the moment, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella additionally revealed that Xbox Dwell has greater than 100 million month-to-month lively customers. Nadella additionally stated the launch of the Xbox Sequence X and S was essentially the most profitable in Microsoft’s historical past, with “essentially the most units ever offered in a launch month.”
Microsoft additionally seems to be centered on studio acquisitions to bolster the content material obtainable on Sport Go. Microsoft’s ZeniMax Media acquisition, the father or mother firm of Doom and Fallout studio Bethesda Softworks, is an enormous deal that can increase Xbox Sport Go sooner or later.
There have additionally been quite a lot of promotions designed to entice customers into Xbox Sport Go. Microsoft usually affords the primary month of the service for $1 and has been incentivizing Xbox Dwell Gold clients to modify over to Xbox Sport Go Final, which incorporates the corporate’s new xCloud sport streaming function. Xbox Sport Go Final subscribers additionally now get a month of Disney Plus for free, alongside different advantages.
Controversially, Microsoft not too long ago deliberate to extend its Xbox Dwell 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 Dwell Gold costs will stay the identical for now. Free-to-play video games may even not require an Xbox Dwell Gold subscription.