Following the Xbox Games Showcase and the Starfield Direct double feature, members of the Xbox leadership team spoke on the What’s Next For Gaming panel.

The panel dived into topics around Xbox’s present and future with Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, Sarah Bond, Head of Xbox Creator Experience, Matt Booty, Head of Xbox Game Studios and Todd Howard, Game Director of Bethesda Game Studios.

From chatting about the dozens of games in the Showcase, to discussing Xbox business strategy topics such as Game Pass, new aspirations to releasing first-party games every quarter, and Xbox’s vision for growing the industry.

Players Playing Everywhere

Last Quarter, Xbox has seen a 46% increase year over year in people playing PC games on Game Pass. They’ve expanded PC Game pass to 46 more markets, bringing it to a total of 86, so game developers can reach millions of people in new countries.

Game Pass members will soon be able to stream select PC games from the library through NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW. This will enable the PC Game Pass catalog to be played on any device that GeForce NOW streams to, like low spec PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, mobile devices, TVs and more and will be rolling this out in the months ahead.

Xbox Is Committed to Delivering Great Games

In the last five years, the teams across Xbox Game Studios and Bethesda have shipped 10 games with over 10 million players each life to date, from new IPs like Sea of Thieves and Grounded, to franchise entries like Minecraft Legends and Elder Scrolls Online.

Xbox has now surpassed 500 million lifetime unique users across first-party titles. And when you look at it collectively, their 1P games have over 150 million monthly active users.

The team  showed a number of exciting titles at this year’s showcase including Starfield, Forza Motorsport and Avowed and have an ambition to deliver at least four first-party games a year.

Game Pass continues to grow – Xbox revenue from subscriptions overall reached nearly $1 billion last quarter.

The indie program, ID@Xbox, has now paid out over $4 billion to over 5,000 creators in over 100 countries.

There are currently more than 5,000 games in development for Xbox – that’s more games in development from third parties than at any time in Xbox history.

Console Remains at Core of Xbox Business

The team debuted the new Xbox Series S in Carbon Black with 1TB of storage – a result of direct community feedback for more storage space. The team also notes that more than half of players who purchased a Series S last year were new to Xbox.

To read more about Xbox’s future of gaming, growing the industry, and bringing games to everyone on the planet, you can read the full Wire Post here.

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