We had been waiting for a while for Xbox to confirm the current number of Xbox Game Pass subscribers: In September of last year Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two, spoke of around 30 million, a figure that Microsoft did not want to confirm, sticking to the last official figure they published, which was 18 million subscribers in January 2021. Now, taking advantage of the announcement of the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the company has finally updated the number of subscribers.
As reported by Xbox itself in its official blog, Xbox Game Pass tiene more than 25 million subscribers: “Once the deal closes we will offer as many Activision Blizzard games as we can within Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass, both new titles and games from the incredible Activision Blizzard catalog. We also announced today that Game Pass now has more than 25 million players.” subscribers. As always, we look forward to continuing to add more value and more great games to Game Pass”, can be read in the statement.
Seven million new subscribers in one year
This means that in the year since the last official number offered by Xbox, the subscription service has attracted seven million people in its versions of Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC, as well as in iOS and Android through the game in the cloud included in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Throughout this year, subscribers to this service have been able to enjoy games worth 5,600 euros according to an analysis of the prices of all the titles that have been available in 2021.
To these games we must add those of Activision Blizzard, which will arrive when the purchase agreement is closed and the companies receive the approval of the relevant authorities, something that is expected to happen before June 2023. When that happens we will see on Xbox Game Pass both new releases and games from the company’s catalog, with the possibility that we will end up having access to franchises as popular as Call of Duty, Overwatch, Crash Bandicoot The Diablo.