Xbox Game Pass originally envisioned as a rental service

Xbox Game Pass is one of the best deals on games today, as new games rotate on a monthly basis for players to play the way they want. However, Xbox Game Pass could have looked very different from what it currently is, it was originally conceived as a video game rental service.

Xbox Game Pass is one of the best deals on games today, as new games rotate on a monthly basis for players to play the way they want. However, Xbox Game Pass could have looked very different from what it currently is, it was originally conceived as a video game rental service.


The beginning of the Xbox One era was a landmark for the direction Microsoft wanted to take the Xbox brand. Microsoft saw a digital future when it released that console, which made the Xbox One always online and used games unplayable, and in turn, received backlash from gamers and critics alike. From then on, Microsoft had to get out of the hole it had created, but it never completely abandoned its original vision for Xbox, expanding it from a simple video game console to a full digital video game service. Xbox Game Pass is a product of these tests, allowing users to comfortably play a variety of games from anywhere, without the need for rent or mail services. In a great interview with Britain GQ, Microsoft sheds some light on the origins of Xbox Game Pass and the different form it could almost have taken. Sarah Bonds, Xbox Game Ecosystem Director, spoke with writer Sam White about Xbox Game Pass and revealed that the service's initial concepts date back to 2013. Its development code name was Arches, and it was originally intended as a rental. of videogames. service before moving to a subscription-based streaming service, such as a "Netflix for video games." This decision was also partly due to where video game revenue comes in in terms of time, Bond explains, "Something like 75 percent of a game's revenue used to be made in the first two months of release. Today today , spans two years. "

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Xbox Game Pass was a gamble that many publishers weren't interested in at first. Bond describes the process of launching the service in the industry, allowing Xbox to put its new releases on Game Pass and get shot down. However, many publishers allowed Xbox to use their older games, where the stakes were not that high, and after player participation exceeded expectations, Microsoft was ready to risk a game of its own on the service. That game was Sea of ​​Thieves with Bond explaining: "Here was Xbox giving [players] their newest and most valuable product, as well as their existing old catalog, all from £ 7.99 per month."

And the rest is history: Xbox Game Pass has between 25 and 30 million subscribers, and the number is growing by the day, and players on other consoles want Sony and Nintendo to offer similar services. In some ways, Xbox Game Pass is still a rental service, as players never own any of the games they download; there is simply no return date, and players can purchase most games at a discount if they choose. However, if Xbox Game Pass were to remain a full rental service, it probably wouldn't be the big hit that is seen today.


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