Microsoft's current Xbox game pass is impressive, winning a lot of word of mouth and momentum at the end of this generation. It is clear that Microsoft, which has tasted the benefits, intends to continue to build on this business model of full-game library subscriptions. Last time in an interview with the IGN, Phil Spencer, the head of the Xbox department, said microsoft intended to make Xbox All Access "bigger and stronger "(All Access, microsoft's paid subscription installments, the equivalent of a contract purchase) as it.
Actually Xbox Series X the product name itself is in the plural, already suggesting that microsoft intends to adopt a multi-model strategy this generation, but now it seems likely to offer different models at the start. Besides standard models, it is said that another development code "Lockhart" is a lower configuration, lower price of the economy host, so that players in the purchase of more flexibility.
Xbox all access services are priced at US $24 per month, Xbox one s version at US $23 per month, and Xbox one s full digital version at US $20 per month. One year subscription, the host is yours.
Spencer said in the interview that price is Xbox Series X crucial factor. Xbox One first loss, he said, was because it cost $100 more than PS4. And the Xbox All Access subscription service will allow players to avoid taking out too much money at once.
In addition, Spencer also mentioned in the interview the impact of the new coronavirus epidemic on the game industry. He said that unlike other industries, games are famous for their ability to resist market uncertainty. He pointed out that in the 2008 financial crisis, the game industry remained stable.
"If we don't mention the current economic situation and the downward trend, it may appear that we are slack. Although there is no end to the world, the unemployment rate in the United States is rising. There are many market uncertainties. I think games are a luxury and everyone should understand it. "
If we look back at the gaming industry in the 2008 financial crisis, the game seems resilient. It seems that players agree with the value of the game, adhere to the consumption of the game. But it is clear that people have to support their families first.
As for the specific pricing, Spencer said that at present, he is not sure about anything, but he knows that Microsoft's huge size will definitely support them to determine a reasonable price.
"We are focusing on a lot of things, considering the right price and the right goods."
If all goes well, the Xbox Series X will be available at the christmas season this year, and the synchronized debut will include a "halo: infinity" escort.