More first-party games coming to Xbox Game Pass “every quarter”, says Microsoft

Microsoft plans to release more new games for Xbox Game Pass subscribers.

In a blog post published this morning (June 10), Microsoft discussed plans to increase the content available to Xbox Game Pass users, which currently has 18 million subscribers.

Plans include using Microsoft’s more than 23 studios around the world to ensure Game Pass receives “at least one” new first-party game each quarter.

Future Xbox Game Pass titles will include “role-playing games, shooters, strategy titles, adventure games, and more.” and are all created by studios owned by Microsoft.

In addition to making other games available, Microsoft also plans to work on a streaming device that will allow “cloud gaming to reach gamers on any TV or monitor without the need for a comfort at all”.

In the video above, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talks about the belief that Microsoft has an “incredible competitive advantage” regarding the resources they have to improve the subscription value of Xbox Game Pass.

Speaking at a press conference this week and reported to Gamespot, Xbox Game Studios boss Matt Booty said: “We know that a thriving entertainment service needs a constant and exciting stream of new content. So our portfolio will continue to grow as our service expands.

Xbox Game Studios has acquired a host of major studios over the years, including Rare, Obsidian Entertainment, and most recently, Bethesda Softworks.

It has already been reported that a number of new Bethesda games will launch exclusively on Xbox and PC.

More news is expected soon, as Microsoft and Bethesda will host a joint conference as part of E3 2021.

In addition to Microsoft, other companies will also be exhibiting at this year’s E3, here’s all the latest E3 news and rumors to keep up to date.

Joseph K. Bennett