What you need to know
- Halo Infinite's free-to-play multiplayer first launched on Nov. 15, 2021.
- The campaign released on Dec. 8, 2021.
- Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella noted in Microsoft's FY22 Q2 earnings call that Halo Infinite has been played by over 20 million players.
- Nadella also shared that Forza Horizon 5 has reached over 18 million players.
Halo Infinite has been played by over 20 million players, according to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, speaking during the company's FY22 Q2 earnings call. The paid campaign first released on Dec. 8, 2021, while the free-to-play multiplayer first launched back on Nov. 15, 2021. Per Nadella, this is the biggest launch for a Halo gmae in the history of the franchise.
Halo Infinite's paid campaign, which is also available in Xbox Game Pass, reached the #2 spot on the December 2021 NPD charts. Microsoft recently noted that Xbox Game Pass has reached over 25 million subscribers. Nadella also shared in the earnings call that Forza Horizon 5 has been played by over 18 million players.
Microsoft reported overall growth for gaming in its FY22 Q2 financial results, with gaming revenue up 8% year-over-year thanks to first-party titles and Xbox Game Pass.
Microsoft is continuing to invest in its gaming division, building the Xbox first-party lineup with new IP and studios. Microsoft is acquiring Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, the company's biggest acquisition ever. This comes after Microsoft previously acquired Bethesda Softworks' parent company, ZeniMax Media, for $7.5 billion.
Everything you need
Xbox Game Pass gives you access to over 200 games for one monthly fee. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate also adds Xbox Live Gold to the package so you can play online with your friends. You also get access to EA Play.
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