Will the price of Xbox Game Pass go up? Phil Spencer replies

Will the price of Xbox Game Pass go up?  Phil Spencer replies

It would be logical to think that after the purchase of Activision-Blizzard by Microsoft, the price of Xbox Game Pass could rise when the first games of the company begin to arrive, both old and new releases. Topic that Phil Spencer has been able to talk about in a recent interview where he says no, It is not in Microsoft’s plans to raise the price of Xbox Game Pass.

“I feel like I can’t prove it wrong. People ask, when will the price of Game Pass go up? ‘They’re buying all these studios. You know, it’s inevitable’, says Spencer in an interview with Stephen Totilo, a journalist for Axios. “Despite everything that has happened, now, four years later, we have not raised it. But it’s like, ‘You know, it’s coming’ ‘When they’re number one, they’re going to start doing all these exclusive deals that, like, you know, it’s Xbox history’ and all I can do is make the decisions that we have in front of us. to us and we try to be explicit about what our goals are«.

Precisely because of deals like Xbox Game Pass and the good words he always has towards players and the rest of the industry, there are those who do not trust Phil Spencer too much, something Totilo asks about in this interview. “You’re looking for the evil Phil”joked the manager. “I see people tweeting at me: ‘Hey, Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, there is nothing altruistic‘” he comments. «I don’t know if I would say that there is nothing… I have a vision about the role that video games can play. But I am in charge of running a business within a publicly traded company.”

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In any case, it seems that, at least for the moment there are no plans to raise the price of Xbox Game Pass in the short or medium term. It remains to be seen which will be the first Activision-Blizzard games to come to Xbox Game Pass.

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