Xbox Game Pass: Microsoft has paid “hundreds of millions” to developers

Microsoft has shared new numbers showing the Xbox economy and how much money developers are getting who publish games through Game Pass and on ID@Xbox. This is notable as Microsoft rarely discloses dollar amounts for specific Xbox units, such as Game Pass and ID@Xbox in this case.

In a blog post, Microsoft’s Chris Charla revealed that Microsoft has paid “hundreds of millions of dollars” in Game Pass royalties to developers and publishers since the subscription service launched in 2017. “There are amazing games on Xbox (and other platforms! ) today that would never have happened without the support of Game Pass members, and it’s truly an incredible phenomenon,” said Charla. “Ensuring that millions of Game Pass users Members being able to experience some of the best independent games of all time has been paramount for Xbox players and developers.”