Microsoft’s Xbox Recreation Go service now has 25 million subscribers. That’s up from the 18 million Microsoft beforehand reported in January final yr. The Xbox Recreation Go all-you-can-eat catalog of downloadable video games — or the “Netflix for video video games” because it’s usually described — continues to draw new subscribers as Microsoft appears to be like to increase the service.
As Microsoft’s subscriber numbers develop, so does the quantity of titles out there on Xbox Recreation Go. In 2021, Xbox Recreation Go added iconic Bethesda games, with 20 in whole on the service, together with Dishonored, Doom, The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and Wolfenstein.
Microsoft introduced the milestone whereas revealing its deliberate $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, which can have Activision CEO Bobby Kotick and its 10,000 staff reporting to Phil Spencer.
The acquisition additionally bolsters Microsoft’s Recreation Go portfolio with plans to launch Activision Blizzard video games into Recreation Go, which has reached a brand new milestone of over 25 million subscribers. With Activision Blizzard’s practically 400 million month-to-month energetic gamers in 190 international locations and three billion-dollar franchises, this acquisition will make Recreation Go one of the crucial compelling and numerous lineups of gaming content material within the trade. Upon shut, Microsoft can have 30 inner sport improvement studios, together with extra publishing and esports manufacturing capabilities.
Spencer stated in a weblog submit that “we’ll provide as many Activision Blizzard video games as we are able to inside Xbox Recreation Go and PC Recreation Go, each new titles and video games from Activision Blizzard’s unbelievable catalog.” There are not any specifics, however with the Warcraft, Name of Responsibility, Diablo, and Sweet Crush manufacturers to select from — to call a number of — the service can have a variety of choices.
Microsoft has additionally been chasing sports fans over the previous yr with the addition of NBA 2K21, Madden NFL 21, NHL 21, and extra. Outriders additionally debuted on Xbox Recreation Go final yr, and Microsoft added Flight Simulator to the service over the summer season. Microsoft additionally had an enormous Xbox Recreation Go vacation, with Age of Empires IV, Forza Horizon 5, and Halo Infinite launching day one on the service.
Microsoft has additionally been engaged on extending the place Xbox Recreation Go is accessible, because of Xbox Recreation Streaming. An online model of Xbox Cloud Gaming (previously Challenge xCloud) was made widely available to gamers on iOS and PC final summer season, and Microsoft started rolling the service out to Xbox consoles in November. This can enable newer video games, like Microsoft Flight Simulator, to be streamed and performed on older Xbox consoles too, because the service is fully powered by Xbox Series X hardware.