Twitter blogger Game Pass Tracker posted that in a report on the acquisition of Microsoft Blizzard by the European Commission, it disclosed the user composition of Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft’s game subscription service.
The relevant description appears on page 161 and chapter 680 of this report, which says: “Microsoft is the first company to make efforts and invest in the field of cloud games, which shows that the company is ‘player-centric, Device-agnostic’ vision and business model. The launch and development of Game Pass (including the top version of Game Pass Ultimate) cloud gaming service is the commercial cornerstone of this strategy. Among them, Game Pass Ultimate occupies millions of XGP users With nearly 70%-80% share, Microsoft has discussed in internal documents that, through Game Pass Ultimate, the ability to…”
At the same time, Game Pass Tracker also claims that XGP Ultimate users can expect to play Activision Blizzard games on this service.
It was previously reported that Microsoft’s Xbox division recently announced its financial report for fiscal year 2023, with a cumulative revenue of US$15.477 billion, ranking second in the division’s revenue history.
Among them, the game time of Xbox Game Pass has increased by nearly 25% compared with last year, and the number of monthly active users has also hit a record high. However, Microsoft, as before, has not announced the revenue and subscriber scale of the Game Pass business. Xbox Game Pass has more than 25 million subscribers, according to tweaktown.
In addition, Microsoft XGP added 7 new games later this month, namely the hand-painted style puzzle game “TOEM”, the first-person perspective circular puzzle game “Maquette”, the action-adventure puzzle game “Fictional World 2: Creed Valley”, Survival construction management game “Wandering Pastoral”, FPS shooting game “Serious Sam: Siberian Rhapsody”, narrative cooking game “Venba”, horizontal version action game “Cerulean”. There are also 5 games including “Layers of Dreams”, “Expeditionary Army: Rome”, “Marvel Avengers”, “Upward Battlefield”, and “Two Points Campus” that will withdraw from the XGP service on July 31.