Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy “Finds Its Audience” After Xbox Game Pass Deal

Another game is taking advantage of the benefits of being on Xbox Game Pass.

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is a bit of an enigma in today’s superhero-obsessed world. The game is based on what is arguably one of Marvel’s most popular properties and it was incredibly well reviewed when it launched last year. Despite these two elements, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy fell short of Square Enix’s sales expectations, but it was recently revealed that the game had been given new life thanks to Xbox Game Pass.

In an interview with Eurogamer, Guardians of the Galaxy Senior Creative Director Jean-François Dugas and Senior Narrative Director Mary DeMarle were asked about the game’s disappointing performance. According to Dugas, the team “did everything we could” to help the game to work, but is at least happy the game is “finding its audience” after it’s been added to Xbox Game Pass. No player stats were given, but it’s assumed they’re impressive enough to bring up spontaneously in an interview about the game’s performance.


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Microsoft hopes Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be popular on the service anyway, given how much money the publisher reportedly paid Square Enix to launch the game in the first place. MST Financial senior analyst David Gibson made headlines in late March for estimating that Microsoft must have paid between $5 million and $10 million for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy alone, giving us a small idea of the amount of money spent by Xbox to create Game Pass. so seductive.

A screenshot showing Gamora, Groot, Star-Lord, Rocket, and Drax in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

A bunch of more interesting information about Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy was revealed today, including scrapped plans for part of the game to take place on Halfworld and delve deeper into Rocket Raccoon’s backstory. . In the end, the segment was “cut relatively early in production” because the game was getting too “bloated”. Star-Lord voice actor Jon McClaren also revealed today that it’s Quill who leaves the fridge door open on the Milano. There you have it, confirmation from the man himself.

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