On May 7, DayZ, an online survival game from Bohemia Interactive, made its debut in the Xbox Game Pass service on the XONE console. It turns out, that making the game available in this model was a bullseye.
The authors have boasted that after DayZ hit the Xbox Game Pass, hundreds of thousands of new players have joined the game. Thanks to this, the game is now experiencing its best period on Xbox One and has become one of the most popular titles on Microsoft's console.
Developers explain that Xbox Game Pass allowed many people to test the game, who would never be interested in it without such option. The developers admit that DayZ's development was rocky, but Bohemia did not abandon the project and is now satisfied with its popularity.
The releases on PlayStation 4 and PC are also said to do very well. For the PS4 we don't have any specific numbers. On the other hand, we can rely on data from Steam Charts, according to which yesterday, at the hottest point of the day, 23 thousand people were playing the game on Steam. This result is almost twice as low as the activity record set in December 2013, but still impressive.
It is worth recalling that last month the Bohemia branch in Bratislava, responsible for DayZ was closed down. Fans were afraid that this meant the development of the game would cease, but the studio ensured that the project will be further improved (according to the plan published in January). The success of the title in Xbox Game Pass made the fans feel more confident about the game's future.
- DayZ - official website
- DayZ - game guide
- Xbox Game Pass - official website
Let's recall that the Game Pass subscription is available in three versions: on PCs, Xbox One family consoles and the Ultimate version combining the first two solutions. After paying for a monthly subscription, the suggested price of which is $4.99 (PC) or $9.99 (consoles), we get the possibility to download dozens of games included in the constantly updated library of new and slightly older titles, as well as a discount on shopping in the Microsoft Store. If you haven't used the Xbox Game Pass yet, you can buy the Ultimate subscription for as little as $1 for the first month here. Game Pass subscribers also get all exclusive productions from Microsoft's in-house devteams such as Ninja Theory and 343 Industries on the day of release.