Xbox Game Pass: Unlimited Access To More Than 100 Games [XGP]

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  1. AlBran

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    Why not just call it Game Pass Gold like some gold ticket to @willardjuice's chiplet factory.

    I'm going to bed
     
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    So of all the things.

    MHW - something feels very off about the UI. Think I'll drop it.
    RE5 - making me motion sick. deleted.

    I just created an ESO account/character so uh... I guess that's that.:embarrased:

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    https://majornelson.com/2019/04/30/coming soon-to xbox-game pass-wolfenstein-ii-the-new-colossus-wargroove-and-more/
    Already finished with Wolf II on PC.
    Might try Black Desert again, but the beta didn't really click at the time.
    The Surge - may give it a spin.
    Tacoma and Surviving Mars seem neat.
     
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    I did some ESO.
    I got my 2 acheivements for the MS rewards and moving on. it's not terrible.
     
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    Skyrim but online. :p
     
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    oho really?
    uhh... i wouldn't love skyrim lol
     
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    Some key games announced at E3 that are launching Day 1 on XGP...



    Don't think this includes the Day 1 id@Xbox games, but they're here too...



    Tommy McClain
     
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    https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/0...ty-xbox-game-about-every-three-months-e3-2019

    Pretty much why I thought was the main driver for the acquisitions.

    Tommy McClain
     
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    So, this is interesting. Ezekiel III, one of Twitch's paid E3 presenters who interviewed tons of developers at E3, asked every developer he came across what they thought of Game Pass. And pretty much all of the ones on Game Pass say that they love it and have had a great developer experience with it. They also mentioned that other developers that they talk to also have had a great experience with being on Game Pass and love it.

    He asked them all of this off camera and off the record so that they wouldn't feel obligated to say good things.

    He talked about it a little on today's Dropped Frames.

    This is important, because if developers aren't happy about being on Game Pass, you'll see games dry up for it. But if developers love it, then there might be a lot of developers trying to get onto the service.

    Since Game Pass is a curated service, this also means that it's easier for MS to ensure that only quality games make it onto the service if a lot of developers are trying to get their games onto the service.

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    SB
     
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    yup, ever since I tried it on PC I can see the potential and this could be the second coming of Christ. do you have a link?
     
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    I am sure the prospect of a good amount of money the first few months and then some money ever month for many years if not decades is a better prospect than a larger amount up front and then nothing after a few months
     
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    Unless you subscribe to ItmeJP's Twitch channel you'll have to wait for him to upload that episode of Dropped Frames to his YouTube channel. It should be up sometime tomorrow. I believe he usually waits a day to put it up there. I believe it was in the first hour of the show when they were talking about E3 stuff. The show is usually ~3 hours long.

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    the video was published, they talk about Gamepass and how developers are really liking the model at the minute 56:30 mark.

     
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    yes, that's the kind of model that could work, plus it is more egalitarian for developers. We gamers tend to be conservative, buy what usually works, games from the series we love or developers we like at full price --or nearly. Leaving gems aside. I am discovering jewels like Tyranny Gold Edition, but in 2016 bought Doom for the XB1 at full price, then bought it again for PC to complete it and while I did, it wasn't that fun. Now I feel bad that I didnt even know that Tyranny existed, :cry: til PC Gamepass.

    If you add to that that I've always been a bit of a Microsoft-er 'cos my first game was Microsoft Golf which I bought with my first computer, a Windows 95 PC, and I spent a lot of hours on that computer discovering things. Those experiences left a deep mark on me. That's why if I ever get a lifetime subscription to a service it is more likely going to be Game pass (PC). Also MS usually had the kind of games I liked: Age of Empires, Rise of Nations, etc.
     
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    This bit was shared on the Sea of Thieves thread, but I figured it needed to be here as well...

    I would have to agree here. Sea of Thieves needed Game Pass for it to grow like it did. Anyway, if you read the full interview they really get into first party. It seems like trying to grow Game Pass has allowed them to get those new studios & grow their first party. It also helps them spend a little more time baking them. Which should in turn produce higher quality titles. I guess we'll see.

    https://kotaku.com/xbox-boss-on-microsoft-s-struggles-with-game-quality-an-1835740535

    Then there's article on the new Flight Simulator & how Game Pass was able to afford making such a niche title...

    Maybe we'll see more niche titles like Flight Simulator show up on the service?

    https://venturebeat.com/2019/06/17/microsoft-flight-simulator-reveals-game-passs-potential/

    I will have to say that Game Pass lately has totally changed my mind on the service. Initially it was small list of older titles for an extra $10/mo. I said initially at launch it needed to be $5/mo for me to Jump In. So since launch now they are making all 1st party titles available day-and-date. And they have also created the Game Pass Ultimate that gives you console titles, PC titles & Gold for $15/mo. Split that 3 ways & Game Pass for console is $5/mo. But in actuality I don't play on PC. So for me it's $7.50/mo for Game Pass & $7.50/mo for Gold. I'm hoping to find some good Game Pass Ultimate deals once my subscription is up. I didn't have a lot of pre-paid months of Game Pass & Gold when I switched, so I will have to start paying for full price later this year. If I can find those good deals like I did with Gold, I will keep my subscription. I really think it will come into its own starting with the next-gen & I can't wait to see how it grows.

    Tommy McClain
     
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    I do like that in their way of thinking it allows them to put development budget into titles that would otherwise be considered too niche to fund.

    From my own experiences on Game Pass on PC thus far, I've played FAR FAR more niche indie games than I have AAA games. While I have installed Metro: Exodus and Prey, I still haven't touched them. Instead I've been playing games like Slay the Spire and West of Loathing. Games that I had been waiting to hit the 5 USD or lower price point on Steam because I wasn't sold on how well I would like the games.

    Now that I've gotten to play them, I'm going to pay full price for at least Slay the Spire just because it is so good and that indie developer should be rewarded.

    Also, with how frequently I play games, how large the library is and how frequently they plan to add new games, I'm also likely to just keep my sub to Game Pass PC. As long as I play games worth at least 60 USD (at my current 5 USD a month) or 120 USD (if it gets bumped up to the regular price of 10 USD a month) a year, then it has paid for itself.

    On top of that, I'll likely continue with paying full price for anything I play that I find exceptionally good (fairly rare and why I rarely pay full price for games anymore).

    In a way this changes how I pay for games. Instead of paying up front for an unknown quantity, I'll pay afterwards if the game is something I really enjoy. If it is exceptional, I'll pay full price outside of the service. If the game is just good, I'll buy it on sale outside of the service. And if I didn't like it much, the developer will likely get at least something still for me trying their game.

    That's compared to my current stance of paying full price for a game maybe once a year and otherwise waiting until the game is 50-75% off.

    Oddly enough, this means I'll likely spend less money on games that aren't on the service versus games that are on the service.

    Regards,
    SB
     
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    Just adding here there’s just a few days left to upgrade to ultimate and get your gold and game pass combined and then upgraded to ultimate for £1/$1.

    Essentially 6 months gold and 6 months game pass gets you 12 months ultimate up to 36 months worth!

    Check out the deals thread for more details.
     
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    Currently MS Rewards has 12 months of XBox Live Gold for 22500 credits if you're on the Gold Rewards tier. This translated to 4 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for those who upgraded. This is a good deal considering 3 months of GP:U would be 35000 credits on gold tier.

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    The FAQ now has post-Ultimate Form conversion ratios. [ https://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-game-pass#faq ]

    After you join the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate plan, you can continue to redeem Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass codes. These codes will automatically convert to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at a ratio based on the ERP (Estimated Retail Price) of those codes.

    Token, Redemption Value
    Gold 1 month, 20 days of Ultimate
    Gold 3 months, 50 days of Ultimate (1+ month)
    Gold 6 months, 79 days of Ultimate (2+ months)
    Gold 12 months, 4 months of Ultimate
    Gold 24 months, 8 months of Ultimate
    XB GamePass 1 month, 20 days of Ultimate
    XB GamePass 3 months, 2 months of Ultimate
    XB GamePass 6 months, 4 months of Ultimate
    XB GamePass 12 months, 5 months of Ultimate
    XB GamePass 24 months, 10 months of Ultimate
    PC GamePass 1 month, 20 days of Ultimate
     
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