Microsoft has been aggressively pushing for their Xbox Game Pass service as hard as they can throughout 2021. in January the service reportedly had around 18 million subscribers but since then the number has increased and it is expected that the subscriber count may be approaching a pretty major milestone!
During a recent Yahoo Finance “fireside chat” with Xbox boss Phil Spencer and 2K Games boss Strauss Zelnick, Spencer stated that the Xbox Game Pass now has “about 30 million” subscriptions.
Strauss Zelnick: Phil didn’t pitch his service, which is impressive, given he could have… but you’ve got around 30 million [Xbox Game Pass] subs, Phil, right? Something like that?
Phil Spencer: The last public number we announced was 18 [million].
Zelnick: Oh, for some reason I thought…
Host: But it’s 30?
Zelnick: It’s more than 18. Anyhow, the point is, it’s a big number
in recent news, the Xbox Game Pass has brought Marvel’s Avengers to its roster, and though this was somewhat of an unexpected development since the game was well known on PlayStation platforms until now. The game is certainly not the most anticipated one and quite frankly can be disappointing in many ways.
However, the game will soon prng Spider-Man update later this year and it will be a PlayStation Exclusive. So this is a really strange addition.
Coming to Amazons Prime Gaming, the company has announced October 2021’s free games which will be coming to its platform and there are quite a few big ones such as STAR WARS: Squadrons, Ghostrunner, and Alien: Isolation.
Here’s a complete list:
- STAR WARS: Squadrons
- Alien: Isolation
- Song of Horror Complete Edition
- Red Wings: Aces of the Sky
- Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures
- Blue Fire
- Tiny Robots Recharged
- Whiskey & Zombies: The Great Southern Zombie Escape
- Secret Files 3
While Alien: Isolation is an old title now having been released in 2010, STAR WARS: Squadrons and Ghostrunner only launched in late 2020; both were well received, too.
Of course, as usual with each monthly Prime Gaming drop, there are also a ton of in-game skins and items coming in October to a variety of popular titles, as you can read below.
Now Available on Prime Gaming
- Brawlhalla – Shogun Bundle: Shogun Koji Skin (including Sword and Bow Weapon Skins), Koji Legend Unlock, Dumbbell Curls Emote, Destiny’s Way Bow Skin
- Call of Duty – Bogged Down Bundle, World Series of Warzone Summer 2021 Bundle, World Series of Warzone Bundle
- Call of Duty Mobile – 1x Epic HBRa3 Assault Rifle with Moonstone, 1x Rare Abominable Calling Card
- Dauntless –
- Destiny 2 – Dark Horse Exotic Bundle: Dark Horse Exotic Sparrow, The Bandwagon Exotic Ship, Rust Punk Shell Exotic Ghost, Hold On Legendary Emote
- Fall Guys – Merry Mastodon costume + 6,500 Kudos
- Free Fire – One-eyed Bundle (Costume)
- Genshin Impact – 1x Fragile Resin, 4x Mystic Enhancement Ore, 40,000 Mora
- New World – “Pirate Pack #1: Pirate Apparel, Pirate Stance Emote, 5K Marks of Fortune
- Paladins – Omega Dredge
- Rainbow Six Siege – Collab Drop – Fragment
- Rogue Company – Good Migrations Weapon Wrap Bundle
- Sea of Thieves – Cronch Pistol Pack: Cronch Pistol, The Ferryman Makeup, 5,000 gold
- SMITE – Sacred Arrow Rama
- Warframe – VERV EPHEMERA
- Last Chance to Claim Knockout City
Soon Available on Prime Gaming
- October 4 League of Legends – Mystery Skin Shard
- October 6 Epic Seven – 1x 4-5 Star Artifact Summon Ticket
- October 7 Grand Theft Auto Online – GTA $100k this week
- October 7 Last Day on Earth – Rank III Corgi Puppy
- October 8 Apex Legends – Electric Royalty Bundle for Wattson, new look for the Volt SMG
- October 12 Mobile Legends Bang Bang – Amazon Prime Chest
- October 13 Kapella (Character)
- October 13 MLB Tap Sports Baseball ’21 – Daily Box, In-Game Currency
- October 14 Grand Theft Auto Online – GTA $100k this week
- October 14 World of Warships – 1x German Battleships container, 20x Black, White, Red camouflages
- October 15 Legends of Runeterra – Epic Wildcard
- October 18 Madden NFL 22 – [INSERT OFFER DETAILS]
- October 21 Grand Theft Auto Online – GTA $100k this week
- October 27 Free Fire – Weapon Royale Voucher (x5)
- October 28 Grand Theft Auto Online – GTA $100k this week
- October 28 World of Tanks – High Voltage Bundle
Coming to Sony and its PS Plus Games it seems that the leakers have once again leaked the list of free games which will come out for PS Plus. The folks at German site MyDealz leaked Mortal Kombat X, PGA Tour 2K21, and the PS5 version of Hell Let Loose would be next month’s games, and now Sony has officially confirmed it.
Here’s Sony’s full rundown of October’s free PS Plus games:
Hell Let Loose (PS5)
This WWII-inspired multiplayer title splices epic 100-player battles with a unique resource-based RTS-inspired meta-game, where Commanders direct the flow of battle and coordinate powerful in-game abilities that influence the team’s march to victory. Team up and tackle enemy combatants online in 50v50 skirmishes across a dynamically shifting frontline, choose one of 14 playable roles within infantry, recon, and armor unit types, each equipped with authentic weapons, vehicles, and equipment.
PGA Tour 2K21 (PS4)
Prove you’ve got what it takes to become FedExCup Champion. Take on PGA Tour Pros across stunning, real-life courses during your very own career and earn rewards and gear, then play against your friends or the world’s best players in local and online* matches. Create your player and customize your equipment, then build your clubhouse, designing and running full seasons and tournaments customized to your rules and requirements.
Mortal Kombat X (PS4)
NetherRealm Studios’ bone-crunching beat ‘em up fuses cinematic presentation with an all-new gameplay experience. For the first time in the series’ history, every character in its robust roster has a selection of different fighting styles to pick from, offering an expanded range of strategies to take into battle, as well as combat against.