number of subscribers below Microsoft’s forecasts

Although it has been discussed about 30 million Xbox Game Pass subscribers due to some rash statements by Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick, it seems that the famous on-demand gaming service has not reached the numbers expected by the Redmond giant.

To reveal the detail is the latest financial update released by Microsoft, according to which the considerable figure reached by Xbox Game Pass has not fully respected the company forecasts. Within 12 months, and by June 30, the service continued to gather new members steadily, however, the 37% annual growth turned out to be lower than the 48% that the US giant expected to achieve by the end of the year. date above.

As noted analyst Daniel Ahmand suggests, the percentage of growth indicated in the report seems to confirm that Xbox Game Pass was at around 20 million subscribers at the end of June, although Microsoft continues to not provide official statements since last January, when the 18 million subscribers. The Redmond house seems to be betting very strongly on the Game Pass, the results of which can turn into economic bonuses (the only ones deriving from the gaming sector) for the top management of the company, including the CEO Satya Nadella.

We take this opportunity to remind you of the arrival of Age of Empires 4 and Dragon Ball FighterZ in the Game Pass catalog in October.