Earlier this year, Square Enix admitted that Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy had suffered a slow start despite releasing to high praise in late 2021, and that was followed by the game joining Xbox Game Pass about a month ago.
Speaking to Eurogamer earlier this week, Senior Narrative Director Mary DeMarle praised the effect Xbox Game Pass has had on the game, stating that "it's great that it's finding its audience" after a rough period sales wise:
"For me, it's all about creating the game. What I love right now is that people, especially with Games Pass, are playing it and they're sharing the experience. We make games to touch people, we make games to hit an audience. And it's great that it's finding its audience, and it's great that it keeps going forward."
The game's Senior Creative Director, Jean-Francois Dugas, also had a few things to say as part of the interview, admitting "we did everything we could but that's the reality of the market" in regards to the poor sales figures at launch, and refusing to state either way about whether we could expect a sequel to the game in the future.
Despite the rough start, it's been suggested that Microsoft paid around $5-10 million US dollars to get Guardians of the Galaxy on Xbox Game Pass, and the Pure Xbox community has definitely been enjoying it so far, voting it the best Xbox Game Pass addition of March with a whopping 49% of the vote, beating the likes of Tunic and Crusader Kings 3.
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