Microsoft Xbox Game Pass is still a popular service for console and PC users. During the 2021 fiscal year ending June 30, 2021, the number of subscribers increased by 37%. It might seem like the company would be happy with that, but it's actually 11 percent short of Microsoft's goal.
Axios reports that Xbox Game Pass subscribers grew 86% between mid-2019 and mid-2020, jumping 86%-71% from the target. The company didn't expect fiscal 2021 to be as successful, so it targeted 48% growth, but XGP flopped.
Missing a target affects Microsoft executives because it is the only pure game standard mentioned in senior management payouts. Programs, along with goals such as the number of LinkedIn sessions and the use of Microsoft Teams. So if you see Phil Spencer looking miserable, that's probably why.
The exact number of subscribers Xbox Game Pass currently boasts is unknown. The latest official figure was 18 million in January. It is estimated that there were more than 22 million people there as of April, so more than 30 million before the end of the year is a strong possibility - assuming it has not yet reached that milestone.
More Xbox Game Pass for new subtitles Forza Horizon 5 will be released on November 5, the day it officially launches, while Age of Empires IV and Halo will be released next Thursday (October 28) Infinite on December 8. Additionally, Minecraft will join Game Pass for PC on November 2, followed by Minecraft Dungeons Seasonal Adventures in December, and Caves & Cliffs: Part II later this year. Everspace 2 is also available October 21.
Xbox Game Pass subscribers grow 37%, but Microsoft executives won't be happy