Xbox Game Pass Crosses 15 Million Subscriber Mark

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Microsoft has been making headlines lately, and it's not just because the company acquired Bethesda Games. While sharing the news regarding the Bethesda purchase, Microsoft also teased that Xbox Game Pass will also receive new features in the future. Even though Xbox Head Phil Spencer did not clearly state anything about the new features, a recent Microsoft press release seems to indicate that the hugely popular Xbox Game Pass service will play an important role in improving Xbox player experiences in the future.

Microsoft also announced that the company's acquisition of ZeniMax Studios isn't because it is interested in Xbox exclusives. On the contrary, Microsoft is looking at bringing Bethesda's games not only to Xbox Game Pass, but also to the cloud-based xCloud service. In the same press release, Microsoft also confirmed that Xbox Game Pass is witnessing massive growth and that the service reached its first massive milestone back in April with 10 million subscriptions. Since then, the service has gained 5 million more subscribers, bringing the total to 15 million subscriptions.

Recently, Microsoft also partnered with EA, adding EA Play to Xbox Game Pass as well. As of now, Xbox Game Pass already has a tempting lineup of games for just $10 a month.

Additionally, Xbox Game Pass is also an integral part of the Xbox Series S console, which will retail at $299. A cost-effective console and low-cost monthly gaming subscription will most likely drive the Series S's sales.

Now that Microsoft has acquired Bethesda Games, it has also announced that all future Bethesda games will launch on Xbox Game Pass on day one. Even though Xbox Game Pass already had a library of impressive games, the inclusion of more AAA games like Doom, Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, and more will certainly make the service an even greater value.

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