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SEGA is one of the editors third party more likely in the catalog of Xbox Game Pass, where they have recently published The Yakuza Remastered Collection and various titles such as Alien Isolation, Two Point Hospital and even rewards for Phantasy Star Online 2 players. In an interview with Eurogamer, they defend that the model of Game Pass is positive for both them and the players, while anticipating creating games intended for these subscription services.
“We are really happy with the results and we hope that Microsoft will also. They wanted quality titles [y]
we want to take advantage of this great new opportunity “, he says Anna Downing, Senior Vice President of Business Publishing, SEGA, who exemplifies it with a fact: “Xbox Game Pass helped propel the saga Two Point Hospital to more than 3 million players all over the world”.
“That increase in commitment [del jugador] allows you to establish your product in the market. Is great for us and great for consumers that they are experiencing something that they might not have committed to outside of the Game Pass model, “reasons the board of the Japanese company.
SEGA does not rule out developing games with a “subscription model in mind”
Services like Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Now require a growing and attractive catalog, but also games that evolve and leave players interested in subscribing for more than a month. That is something that they take into account at SEGA: “Our strategy during the last nine or ten years has been to offer games that are supported with content during its life cycle “.
“If you look at the Total War games, for example, Creative Assembly has a plan for each of those games that translates to free and paid content published over a period of years,” a business model that, according to Downing, works “absolutely” with a service like Game Pass. “Could we develop games specifically with a subscription model in mind? Potentially. It really depends on how the supply evolves over the next few years and the demands and expectations of consumers. “
After the release of the compilation of Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4 and Yakuza 5 on Xbox Game Pass for PC and consoles, the saga is almost entirely available on the subscription service in the absence of the recent Yakuza: Like a Dragon and the upcoming Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, to be released on PC and Xbox One on March 26th at the same time that it is included in the subscription service.