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What you need to know

  • Microsoft is acquiring ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda Game Studios and other developers.
  • Xbox Game Pass has crossed 15 million subscribers, up from 10 million in April 2020.
  • ZeniMax Media games will now launch in Xbox Game Pass, including the upcoming Starfield.

Amidst today's massive news of Microsoft acquiring ZeniMax Media, publisher and parent company of studios like Bethesda, Arkane and many more, Microsoft also revealed that Xbox Game Pass has over 15 million subscribers. This is up by 5 million from 10 million subscribers back in April 2020.

All games from Xbox Game Studios launch into Xbox Game Pass, which will now include the library of existing and upcoming titles from ZeniMax Media. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is also expanding soon, with the addition of EA Play at no extra cost. Xbox Game Pass for Android (xCloud) is also now available, expanding the reach of the service to streaming.

With the addition of so many new studios producing content for the service and so many new games joining the library, it'll be interesting to see how quickly Xbox Game Pass continues to grow over the next several months.

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