Xbox Game Pass in Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X and PC costs only $ 10 per month. For $ 5 additional per month, Xbox users can upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, adding Xbox Live Gold, EA Play, Limited Time Advantages and more to the package. It can not be denied that at your current price, both levels offer an incredible and unmatched value. However, the more this lasts, more and more anticipation accumulates for an increase in prices. And an increase in price will occur. It is inevitable, if it is not purely for inflation. That said, the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, suggests that there is no price increase at this time.
Much of speculation about an increase in the price of Xbox games is the result of the huge amounts of money that Xbox has been investing in acquisitions. Of course, Microsoft prints money, but that does not deny the fact that it is a company listed on the stock exchange that it is recently looking for profits. In other words, Spencer is not writing blank checks without expectations. Even so, if he is Xbox Game Pass subscriber, he seems that he does not need to worry about an increase in price in the short term.
«I feel that I can not prove this negative. [People Ask] When will the price of Game Pass go up? They are buying all these studies. You know, it is inevitable. Even though it has been what, now, four years we have not raised it. But it’s like, ‘you know, it’s coming’ ‘when they’re number one, they’ll start making all those exclusive offers that, like, you know, Xbox has history’ and all I can do is make the decisions. They are in front of us and try to be explicit about what our goals are, “Spencer said talking to Esteban Totillo.
Spencer continued, talking about how this strategy has already begun to bear fruit, citing the recent releases of Forza Horizon 5 and Halo infinito, which saw a record number of players, which should not be confused with record sales. How did this happen? By Xbox Game Pass.
“Honestly I mean… you can see it with forza and halo in the last releases. Those are the games more played in those franchises because we put them available on more screens than ever, through more commercial models than ever ». They made them available ».
Of course, it was not so long ago that Xbox tried to duplicate the price of Xbox Live Gold before returning after a massive violent reaction. Then, although Spencer seems quite firm in that Xbox Game Pass subscribers have nothing to worry about, reality is the financial reality of the situation and the history of Xbox suggests that there are many reasons to worry.