This week, Xbox CFO Tim Stuart detailed Microsoft’s mission for Game Pass going forward at the Wells Fargo TMT Summit. Stuart stated that the goal for Game Pass was to bring it to “every screen that can play games” and went on to explain that that meant mobile devices, smart TVs, and consoles from companies who Xbox “would have thought of as competitors in the past, like PlayStation and Nintendo.”
This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, as lately it seems that Microsoft has been pivoting away from a “console-first” mindset and hedging a lot of their bets on their content and its availability. Game Pass reportedly had 25 million subscribers as of January 2022, which was the last time Microsoft announced an official number, but it’s possible the number has grown in the last two years, owing to things like the release of blockbuster titles like Starfield or Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard earlier this year.
Getting Game Pass onto more screens, especially screens as mobile as Nintendo Switch, could be a big step in making Game Pass even more successful than it already is.
Leave a Comment