Xbox Game Pass will change the way gamers experience games for the first time These shortages won’t last forever though. Eventually, there will be enough electronics to supply the growing demand of these consoles, and Microsoft is marketing the hell out of its product, and setting itself up in a good position to be the dominating gaming force in the market.
Image: Microsoft In addition to constantly updating the library and even offering new games on release, Xbox recently announced that a plethora of Bethesda games will be available as part of the Game Pass subscription. Some of the 20 Bethesda titles being added to the platform include The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout: 76. These games are classics and having them all available in one place is extremely convenient.
The constant addition of new games like this will make Game Pass more attractive to people who like to experience a large variety of new games without having to fork out full price every time. Having this type of service available on a console will automatically make it appealing. Microsoft’s Bethesda acquisition is great for Xbox
Since its inception in 2017, Game Pass has evolved, allowing more and more titles into the program. Just recently it was announced that the highly anticipated action RPG-shooter game Outriders will be available on Game Pass as soon as the game releases on April 1. Xbox has been throwing a lot of resources towards its Xbox Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions. For those that don’t know, Game Pass offers a program where users have unlimited access to a growing library of games for a monthly subscription fee.
Speaking of Bethesda, you may have heard recently that Microsoft has acquired the company, which is one of the biggest video game studios in the entire industry. Bethesda is comprised of eight different gaming studios that are responsible for some of the most successful games of recent years. The Dishonored series, The Elder Scrolls series, and the Wolfenstein series are just a few of the titles that are produced by studios under the Bethesda name. Image: Xbox
Xbox compatibility is the icing on the cake This type of exclusivity could be quite disastrous for PlayStation. Though they do have contracts giving them access to a few new titles coming from Bethesda, there’s nothing that guarantees PlayStation access to future games from these previously successful franchises. PlayStation users that love these franchises will be forced to get an Xbox (or possibly Game Pass on PC), and with the availability of Game Pass, they’d have instant access to a massive library of their favorite titles. None of these titles have had Xbox exclusivity in the past, but this could all change after the acquisition. Though Microsoft has said that it will be honoring any existing contracts that offer timed exclusivity to PlayStation, the company has not ruled out the idea that some future games will be exclusives. In fact, Phil Spencer, the head executive at Xbox said in a recent roundtable about the Bethesda acquisition that Xbox looks to offer “great exclusive games for you that ship on platforms where Game Pass exists.”
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