Completing Xbox Game Pass Quests may bag you a gold Xbox One X
Must get that shiny console.
Today, Microsoft announced special Xbox Quests for Xbox Game Pass members. Xbox Quests are certain fun tasks you're required to complete in order to win a special item or be entered into a draw. For example, the Xbox Game Pass Quests: Summer Edition gives you the chance to win a gold-plated Xbox One X.
Microsoft issued the following statement on Xbox Wire (opens in new tab) detailing the program.
In order to win these prizes you have to play any Xbox Game Pass game for an hour, three days in a row before July 9. Apart from that, you also have to earn three achievements in The Elder Scrolls Online from July 10 to July 16.
Xbox Game Pass membership costs $9.99 each month so be sure to check it out if you want a Netflix-style subscription for games. Unlike competing products, the titles download to your system so there's no streaming involved.
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By Jez Corden
I'm guessing this is a way to keep gamers engaged and active.
Giving quests or regular "tasks" or "homework". I would think this is a good way for them to boost "active user" when they announce numbers to investors.
Also this is a good way to make people do or play what MS wants them to do or play...
I'm guessing it's easier and cheaper to do things like this...
I see your lies never stops... :)
My priority is always GAMES. I want MS to focus on making games. The simple old way of doing thing.
Invest money on making games for your platform. Make your platform attractive by making games for your customers while trying to get new customers in. That's the business model I defend because it's pro-gamers and pro-gaming. I'm not for a company focusing on these methods to artificially create engagement, hype and activity to boost numbers for investors.
I don't want companies to invest a lot less on making games and focus their communication on these type of methods. Meaning putting a lot less money into gaming but make it seem like they are doing great things for gaming... It's marketing, communication and PR stunts over actual money into gaming/gamers.
They have so much money they can do so much for gaming. It's unbelievable how a much smaller company like Sony makes so many more games then them.
MS had the money to actually kill sony's lineup, but they choose to do these PR stunts instead. Really sad... When MS created that one new studio I gave them total credit for them. I said that was brilliant. So there you go, it's not always cynicism.
Xbox Game Pass members in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada who complete their Quests are guaranteed a special prize, plus entry to win the grand prize.
[/quote] Hmmm, to bad for all the other xbox players around the world.....
In fact few examples here, for years the PS+ was actually 50 bucks in Europe while being 60 bucks in the US.
But like I said, Whataboutism is just because instead of talking about MS is doing people want to say "oh but others are doing it too".
Throughout the years and through their communication, the US has always been MS's priority. I mean they invested $400m on NFL stuff!!
I actually wish they put that money into making games for everyone. Here I don't even see a reason why gamers of other countries who all have game pass cannot take part in this thing. It almost look like they just didn't want to bother translating stuff and just focussed on the bigger english speaking markets. XB is getting dominated in all these other countries. MS really need to work on this if they want to get a better image over there. It's not by doing things like this that they'll ever become popular in other markets...
So unlike other gaming companies MS needs to work a lot more than they are. Let's not forget that while trying to say "what about others?".
Or a special special edition project scorpio?