Microsoft is continuous to draw individuals to its Xbox Recreation Move service. The “Netflix for video video games” service now has 18 million subscribers, up from the 15 million beforehand reported in September. Xbox Recreation Move is a subscription service that gives entry to a rising choice of greater than 100 Xbox video games for $9.99 per thirty days.
Microsoft has been pushing Xbox Recreation Move for greater than a 12 months now, and it’s clear the corporate is closely invested in its future. Bungie’s Future 2 title appeared on Xbox Recreation Move late final 12 months, and Management can be accessible on the service for each Xbox and PC.
On an earnings name at the moment, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella additionally revealed that Xbox Reside has greater than 100 million month-to-month lively customers. Nadella additionally mentioned 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 bought in a launch month.”
Microsoft additionally seems to be targeted on studio acquisitions to bolster the content material accessible on Recreation Move. Microsoft’s ZeniMax Media acquisition, the mum or dad firm of Doom and Fallout studio Bethesda Softworks, is a giant deal that can enhance Xbox Recreation Move sooner or later.
There have additionally been quite a lot of promotions designed to entice customers into Xbox Recreation Move. Microsoft usually affords the primary month of the service for $1 and has been incentivizing Xbox Reside Gold prospects to change over to Xbox Recreation Move Final, which incorporates the corporate’s new xCloud sport streaming characteristic. Xbox Recreation Move Final subscribers additionally now get a month of Disney Plus at no cost, alongside different advantages.
Controversially, Microsoft just lately deliberate to extend its Xbox Reside Gold price in a transfer that was extensively interpreted as an effort to push individuals into Xbox Recreation Move. Microsoft was fast to reverse its determination, and Xbox Reside Gold costs will stay the identical for now. Free-to-play video games can even not require an Xbox Reside Gold subscription.