Phil Spencer: Xbox Game Pass Is Completely Sustainable As It Is

Xbox boss Phil Spencer took part in an interview as part of the Dropped Frames podcast earlier today, suggesting that Microsoft has no plans to raise the price of Xbox Game Pass any time soon.

Spencer brought this up while being asked about how developers react to the service, explaining that there are people who really love it, but some who still have concerns for various reasons.

"We get questions about - 'hey, is this just some kind of, go secure a bunch of players and then rack the price up to a new level?' There's no plan for us to do anything like that, we like the value that Game Pass is today, and from a business model it's completely sustainable the way it is. And I mean that."

The Xbox boss went on to point out that he thinks it's healthy for developers to ask questions of Xbox Game Pass, and reassured that the motivation isn't to pull games out of retail by turning every Xbox user into a Game Pass subscriber, but to merely provide the service as an option.

He also noted that one of the upsides of Xbox Game Pass for developers is the ability for Microsoft to take more creative risks than a pure retail model allows, and he believes the portfolio has already begun to show that.

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