Few can argue against Xbox Game Pass' appeal. Offering a subscription service for Xbox, PC and Cloud Gaming, Microsoft's scheme has allowed access to a tremendous library of games for a monthly, including their own first-party line-up on day one.
Unsurprisingly, that's led many to question how sustainable this is for Microsoft financially, given the cost of games development. However, speaking to Axios in a recent interview, Xbox boss Phil Spencer put aside these concerns.
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Xbox Game Pass Isn't Burning Money, Claims Phil Spencer
Confirming that Xbox Game Pass isn't losing money like some might think, Spencer advised:
I know there's a lot of people that like to write [that] we're burning cash right now for some future pot of gold at the end. No. Game Pass is very, very sustainable right now as it sits. And it continues to grow.
Evidently, this strategy seems to be paying off. Having released last week, Forza Horizon 5 had the "largest launch day" of any Xbox Game Studios title so far, reaching 4.5 million players. Elsewhere, Halo Infinite's free-to-play multiplayer launched yesterday, and we'll keep you covered with further updates as they happen.