Sunday January 28, 2018

First-Party Exclusives Will Be Added to Xbox Game Pass on Release Day

The Xbox Game Pass is on its way to becoming the Netflix of video games. Microsoft announced this week that Sea of Thieves and other exclusives will be available for subscribers to play immediately at launch. Furthermore, these titles will be playable on the PC and remain permanently on the service.

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Some years from now, when the line-up of new releases available in Game Pass expands to include more than three new games, when a Game Pass launch will be expected and not headline-worthy, these players will have to make a choice. Either extend their subscription or buy the games they’ll be playing the most. This is when Game Pass will turn the corner and start bearing fruit for Microsoft.