Game Pass Important for Increasing Competition in Gaming, Devs Claim

The Competition Benefits Indie Devs!

A diverse range of stakeholders, including some indie developers, have filed supportive briefs in the FTC vs. Microsoft case. Notably, the viewpoint of indie game developers brings an exciting perspective on Game Pass.

The supportive brief claims that Xbox Game Pass significantly benefits indie developers in terms of discoverability. Therefore, such developers believe that the subscription is essential for greater competition in the industry.

Why it matters: The gaming industry is currently dominated by a handful of giants, making it hard for newcomers. This also extends to game releases, leading to a tough time for the indie market’s growth compared to AAA games.


Indie game developers believe that Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision creates a mutually beneficial partnership.

There is a belief that this alliance will strengthen the Game Pass platform with new inclusions like Call of Duty, helping indie developers boost their visibility on such platforms.

The developers claim that Game Pass is a key driver for boosting competition in the gaming industry. It fosters a market where indie games can gain financial viability for their titles across all platforms.

A notable example is Human Fall Flat, which attracted 14.2 million Game Pass users. Another excellent example is Escape Academy, which gained over 1.5 million players via the subscription service.

These astonishing figures prove the platform’s knack for thrusting indie titles into the spotlight.

Xbox Game Pass

According to the brief, the subscription service plays a crucial role in the success of indie games for various reasons. It lowers the financial barrier for players to try out new titles compared to the traditional method of outright purchase.

This cost reduction encourages players to explore a wider range of games, significantly increasing the chances for indie titles to build a profitable player base.

Furthermore, gaining visibility on a major platform like Game Pass often leads to increased recognition on other platforms like Steam. 

Adding an IP like Call of Duty to Game Pass is set to boost these benefits for indie games. This well-known franchise is expected to attract a large number of subscribers to the platform, which will, in turn, help indie titles.

As the Game Pass user base grows, more players get to discover and play indie games they might not have thought about before. Players captivated by these indie titles can show additional support by buying DLCs and extra content.

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