I first got Xbox game pass for PC for 3 months free which came with a new video card I had recently purchased.
I decided to check the service out, and now that my 3 months are up, I could have actually gone with a second promo to get 3 more months for $3 or something crazy like that. I decided not to do so, but why? So many great games are on it, so much gameplay for cheap.
It’s because when I was subscribed, even for free, I felt some weird obligation kind of feeling like I needed to play games on that platform to get my “monies” worth. It reminded me of having an MMORPG subscription. When I would play games other than the MMORPG or not play the MMORPG for over I a month I would feel vaguely guilty.
It’s possible I may subscribe again at some point in time to focus on and beat X or Y game but for the new future I would rather play the games I own digital or not. I don’t need some kind of hard-to-pinpoint feeling of pressure between me and my gaming.
FYI this is also why I don’t stream, that’s a different topic but I feel there is this similar “feeling” there. It’s putting something between you and the pure enjoyment of gaming. I dunno, feel free to comment! I may have rambled and I’m having a hard time saying exactly what I mean! Hence the TLDR to start with.