How do games on Xbox Game Pass make money?
The subscription service pays them in order to have the game be part of the service. How they are paid is between the two companies to agree on. It might be a one time payment (“here is 30 million dollars, we would like your game on GamePass”).
Is Game Pass good for developers?
It’s this type of rhetoric that many believe results in Xbox Game Pass being a hindrance to developers, rather than a means to help them make money and build audiences. But that’s categorically untrue. It turns out that Game Pass is good for developers and good for gamers as a whole.
How much money does Game Pass generate?
Furthermore, it is reported that 18% of Xbox gaming’s $16.28 billion profits for 2021 were generated via Xbox Game Pass and almost 30% of its games and services revenues ($12.581) during the same period.