CrossCode recently released on Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One, and Xbox players were able to pick the game up on Xbox Game Pass. As it turns out, this last option has been by far the most popular one for new players.
Talking to the video podcast Duel Screens, CrossCode designer and programmer Felix Klein explained that the game has surprised them with its performance on Xbox Game Pass. He says that when the PC version was available on Game Pass for Windows 10, not many people played it–but now that it’s on console, that has changed.
“We’re actually pretty surprised at how many people play that way,” Klein says, just past the 43 minute mark in the video below. Asked if he can elaborate, he says that it’s comfortably outpacing the other systems. “Right at this moment, there’s more people playing on Game Pass than Switch and PS4 combined. That’s something I did not see coming.”