Game News Xbox Game Pass: Microsoft spent a small fortune to include this game ignored by players
Each month that passes, players discover, not without a certain enthusiasm, the games that will join Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass. Of course, there are departures that are made but the additions remain substantial enough for the catalog to remain attractive. For this, the Redmond firm does not hesitate to get its hands on the wallet, including for very surprising games!
- The Xbox Game Pass, one of Microsoft’s greatest assets
- An investment that is really worth it?
The Xbox Game Pass, one of Microsoft’s greatest assets
Just this week, we announced the major new arrivals for the month of August within the Xbox Game Pass. Among the titles cited were Ubisoft’s Breath of the Wild-like, Immortals Fenyx Rising as well as a small gallery of titles, made up of more than intriguing independent games. For players who evolve on the side of Microsoft, the Xbox Game Pass is a safe bet which, despite some very sad starts as is the case this month, allows you to discover an incalculable number of video games at a lower cost.
To remain competitive, the Redmond firm does not hesitate to take out the checkbook or to formalize completely crazy partnerships as we have seen, during the Summer Game Fest, with the arrival of three opuses of the license Character. In terms of big shots, Microsoft knows how to do it : while cult games from Bethesda join the catalogAmerican business succeeds the very nice shot of affording an old PlayStation exclusiveto know Death Strandingin their PC Game Pass. Besides the additions that make noise, there are also the arrivals… very surprising, all the more so when one is aware of the price paid by Microsoft!
An investment that is really worth it?
Since August 11, there is a game that is no longer really popular – according to the statistics of the site SteamDB – which interfered in the catalog of Xbox Game Pass. The game in question is none other than Cooking Simulator, a title which, according to the site in question, shone much more by the views it generated on Twitch than by its number of attendances : the biggest peak of players reached, in a simultaneous way, since its release being 3500. However, this would only correspond to the values of Steam, since the studio claimed that more than 700,000 copies have been sold since the release.
Which is, in fact, extremely amazing, as the site reveals. TwistedVoxelthis is the amount spent by Microsoft to obtain the game in its Game Pass. From the Polish developers of Big Cheese Studio, it’s a golden deal that they signed with Microsoft because the sum collected corresponds to 22% of all the income generated by the company over the previous fiscal year, and would be around 600,000 dollars ! An exorbitant amount for a 2019 title and which raises, more generally, the question of the price allocated to acquire very, very large titles, as is currently the case with Death Stranding.