We all knew it was coming. Game pass gets a price increase and a new more expensive tier for day 1 games.

I honestly can’t imagine paying $20/month for it. PC game pass will still get day 1 games at $12/month (was $10 before this) but it’s still not great value, and the trend of where this is going is so obvious that I wouldn’t want to bother using it anyways.

  • Encrypt-Keeper@lemmy.world
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    12 days ago

    It is absolutely beyond me how there is a single soul that didn’t know where this was going the very day Gamepass was announced lol

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      11 days ago

      I’m still glad I paid for it when it was a good deal. It’s not like I was committed. The unsubscribe button is pretty easy, and I don’t need to play a lot of those singleplayer games anymore.

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      11 days ago

      You can just drop the sub now that it isn’t worth it.

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      I got a ton of hate online when they announced the Activision deal and I said that though they’d get COD for “free” but they would almost immediately start hiking the price a lot. This has been obvious but some people refuse to think MS wasn’t going to try and recoup their $70B?

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      I think people just expected them to wait until it had a larger subscriber base to make these changes. This seems like it will really kill growth.

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        11 days ago

        Larger?! Doesn’t it already have like 30 million subscribers already? That seems pretty solid to me ha

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          Does that include xbox gamepass core customers? Because that’s basically an entirely different service, and it’s also something you’d expect a very high adoption rate of among Xbox console owners, given the platform’s historical emphasis on multiplayer games. There’s also rather a lot of people who stacked many months of gamepass for quite cheap.

          While the platform has certainly seen some success, it’s hardly in a dominant position, so making moves that make the value proposition of the service look worse is surprising.

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      12 days ago

      Eh, this is a case of them offering a better deal than actually ever made sense, because they expected the volume of subscribers to make up for it, but that never manifested.

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    Xbox takes a 30% cut from devs, has ads on its console and wants to charge a subscription for online gaming (now raising its price by 25%). Can’t triple dip like this, Microsoft.

    Haven’t renewed PS Plus either since its price hike. Just gonna play disc games on my PS5 till the end of its lifespan.

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      12 days ago

      Are you me?

      Same situation. No PSN renewals, when my Gamepass expires later this year that’s it. I’m good with Steam. These consoles got too greedy.

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      11 days ago

      But think about all the blockbusters you’ll miss out on - like Starfield, Halo MCC, Gears5 and the fan favorite Redfall!

      Also don’t forget the value-added extra like EA play where you can play such gems as Mass Effect Andromeda, Anthem, Base version of Sims4 (DLC extra) and less! (EA Sports FC not included)

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    I got a Steam Deck at the right time. I’m over paying for subs. I’ll just play more single player stuff.

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      The steam deck is definitely my best purchase in a long time. So many games in my library that I can play now if I don’t want to sit at my PC after working on my PC.

      Game changer for me.

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    Lol, enshittification came faster than expected. At least Netflix was successful before the price hike, and then decided to be greedy because their user base was willing to pay.

    On the other side of the fence, Xbox Series consoles tanked harder than XOne (which was already a colossal failure) and Game Pass subscribers fell short of corporate expectations every year since its inception. And they decide that this is the best time to double the price of the service? Good luck with that decision, Microsoft.

    Who is gonna pay $15/month for a catalog of old games? Old games are already cheap enough that you can buy them directly and still “profit” over keeping an ongoing subscription. And $20/month for day one games? At that price, you’re better off just buying the damn game. GP was already hard to justify at its previous price, but this new price point is egregious.

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    Last day 1 game I tried to play on game pass was starfield, and the queue was so long everytime I tried to play I was unable to play for hours and stopping using the service all together which sucks because I have another year or more left.

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    Nah. I’m staying at my current stage, paying for Live and then doing the extra $5 for Game Pass…shit tier? Idk what it’s called now. I don’t need to play CoD on day 1.