We've never really been privy to the kind of money Microsoft spends on Xbox Game Pass titles, generally because it's seen as confidential information, although we may have received a peek behind the curtain for the new addition of Cooking Simulator.
As discovered by Twisted Voxel, a recent financial report relating to developer Big Cheese Studio appears to suggest that the figure might have been around the $600,000 mark, which seems a big deal for a game like Cooking Simulator!
It's worth mentioning the report comes from the Warsaw Stock Exchange website, so some details might be lost in (Google) translation. It seems to indicate that the 600k figure is "approximately 22% of the net profit and approximately 17% of the company's net revenue from the sale of products, goods and materials for the last financial year".
The only other time we've heard about a figure for a Game Pass game was back in March, when it was reported that Microsoft paid around 5-10 million US dollars to get Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy on the service.
Here's a look at how Cooking Simulator has reportedly grown its player base since joining Game Pass:
So, what do you think? Does this sound realistic to you? Let us know down in the comments below.