Phil Spencer: Xbox Game Pass Isn't 'Burning Cash', It's Very Sustainable

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has been talking to Axios as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations this week, and he made a particularly interesting comment about Xbox Game Pass, reassuring fans that it's "very, very sustainable".

Spencer acknowledged that a lot has been written about Microsoft having to "burn cash" in order to get Xbox Game Pass off the ground, but he denied those reports by making the following comment about sustainability:

“I know there's a lot of people that like to write [that] we're burning cash right now for some future pot of gold at the end. No. Game Pass is very, very sustainable right now as it sits. And it continues to grow.”

The last time Microsoft publicly revealed the number of Xbox Game Pass subscribers was back in January, when it was sitting at 18 million. There have been rumours since that it could be sitting anywhere from 20 to 30 million right now.

Whatever the numbers are, there's no doubting that Game Pass has enjoyed its best year so far in 2021, with an incredible slate of day one launch titles having released over the past 12 months. It's a great time to be an Xbox owner!

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