The sensational news of Microsoft's acquisition of Bethesda and Zenimax for seven billion it has overshadowed an important statistic, growth in Xbox Game Pass subscribers.
As of today, the Xbox subscription service registers 15 million subscribers, compared to 10 million in the last survey five months ago. A more than significant increase, 50% more users.
Although the reasons may be largely attributable to the lockdown, which has certainly made subscriptions of this type more attractive, these results could at least partly also be due to the expansion of the catalog.
Additions like Red Dead Redemption, Resident Evil 7 and Destiny 2 they have certainly helped the Game Pass to grow. Do not forget the inclusion of the video game streaming service xCloud in the Ultimate subscription.
Microsoft also announced this month that to accompany the launch of the Xbox Series X, also EA Play (the successor of EA Access), will become part of the Game Pass. And of course the prospect of seeing Bethesda and Zenimax games become part of the catalog makes the prospect of a subscription even more attractive.