Starfield Becomes the Most Popular Game on Xbox Game Pass, Surpasses Giants Like GTA V and Minecraft!

Published 09/08/2023, 7:43 AM EDT

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The year 2023 has been one of the best years to be a gaming fan. In the course of eight months, the community has been subjected to an elite list of titles. Fortunately, the big releases lineup isn’t stopping anytime soon. Moreover, with Starfield hitting the markets two days back, the hype has been taken to a whole new level. 

The latest arrival for the Xbox Game Pass has taken the community by storm. Well, nothing that the fans haven’t already predicted. As the Bethesda giant went live on the Xbox Game Pass, it was only a matter of time until it burst onto the trending charts. Now, the latest reports reveal Starfield has exceeded all the predictions, beating some long-running giants of the charts. 

Starfield dominates the trends on Game Pass


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The open-world RPG has already bagged a lot of achievements even prior to its release. However, this time, it’s not just another feather in the cap. The Xbox exclusive has become the most popular game in the Game Pass charts. 



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Currently trending at number 1, Bethesda’s latest IP has outperformed a lot of classics. These include GTA V, Forza Horizon, Minecraft, FIFA 23, and UFC. For context, maby titles in the list have been dominating the industry for a while now. Thus, a new arrival taking over such classics gives an idea of the surreal hype this Sci-Fi giant has been able to build.

Starfield, ever since its announcement at the Xbox Showcase 2023, had shown promising signs of being one of the biggest contenders for GOTY 2023. At least, Bethesda and Microsoft make sure they stay ahead in the race with phenomenal branding and marketing. Also, after the early access for Starfield went live, the insights of the game only added to the existing sky-high expectations. 

Fans have already started hailing the game as one of the best experiences ever in the history of gaming. Not to mention, the numbers are only expected to go higher.


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Bethesda’s secret of success 

There are plenty of reasons that can be attributed to the ultimate success of Starfield. Undoubtedly, the features Bethesda’s latest creation brings to the table have been more than anything fans have seen before on such an enormous scale. Ship-building, exploring over 1000 planets, encountering various creatures on different planets etc are just a few of the amazing thigs the game offers. Adding to that, the detailing and expansion liberties in the game have been highly appreciated post the early access. 


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The marketing did play a major role in getting Starfield the desired pedestal. A lot of early reviews have claimed the experience to be more than just a game. Overall, it does seem like Bethesda cracked the code for an ‘ideal immersive’ experience

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