Xbox Game Pass Has Been In Development For Two Years
Xbox Game Pass is the Netflix-style streaming service that will allow Xbox One users to play games for a monthly fee of $10. This service will include some of the most famous games available for Xbox One and Xbox 360 and, according to Phil Spencer, its development lasted almost 2-3 years.
Spencer addressed this question during a recent interview with IGN. He said that the team has been working on the service for two or three years now and games going in or out depends of what publishers and developers want to do.
After that, he talked about the question concerns Xbox lineup. Even if he thinks that the games launching this year are very good, Spencer has learnt – from the Scalebound question – that it’s incautious to announce products too early as it gets hard to deal with fans if things don’t go as planned.
Xbox Game Pass, as already said, will only be available for Xbox One. However, there was a rumor claiming it will release for PC because of a wrong statement by Microsoft.
As a matter of fact, Xbox Game Pass’ FAQ initially said:
Xbox Game Pass will only be available on Xbox One and Windows 10 devices
It has been changed ever since to say that the service will only launch for Xbox One, so no PC release at the moment.
You can find here some of the publishers that will support Game Pass:
While the list of publishers that will support the service include the following:
- 505 Games
- BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
- Deep Silver
- Focus Home Interactive
- SNK CORPORATION
- THQ Nordic GmbH
- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
- Microsoft Studios
Xbox Game Pass will launch in Spring 2017 for Xbox One only.