Console News 24 Feb 2021 2:34 PM +00:00

Xbox Game Pass Aiming For More Third-Party Content, Phil Spencer Explains


Phil Spencer has claimed Microsoft is working to secure more third-party titles to Xbox Game Pass.

The head of Xbox made the statement in a tweet yesterday while retweeting an article from The Verge about the similarities between Game Pass and Netflix.

More Third-Party Titles Coming To Game Pass?


You can see the post below, noting that "the team is focused on bringing many more third party games as well to the service".


In addition to all our first party games arriving day and date to @xboxgamepass – the team is focused on bringing many more third party games as well to the service

— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3)

August 20, 2020

At present, Microsoft first-party titles like the recently released Grounded and Battletoads are launched into Game Pass. While some third-party games have arrived on the service day one, many tend to be indie titles.

Spencer recently spoke to Gary Whitta on the writer's Animal Talking show, and noted “We’ve got some more… really great, strong, announcements to come about things… coming to Game Pass.”

With "strong announcements" planned, could we see a major third-party title launch into the service?

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