In case you didn’t know, Team Ninja’s upcoming action game Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty will be available on Xbox Game Pass on day one. If you’re wondering why the Japanese studio agreed to this deal, it’s mostly connected to the game’s multiplayer, and how the studio wants the most people it can reach with the game.
Speaking to MP1st (via NextGen Player who conducted the interview at TGS 2022), Wo Long Producer Fumihiko Yasuda (Director of Nioh 2) explained why they said yes to Microsoft hosting the game on Xbox Game Pass when it launches.
Q: Wo Long is going to be day one on Game Pass. What made the team want to go the Game Pass route and how, if it has, already benefitted the team?
Yasuda-san: This is a first for us being day one on Xbox Game Pass. While we’re making a really, really hard game and we’re not sure what everyone will think of that, but by making it available day one on Game Pass so many players that maybe never played this game before will have a chance to do that and we’ll get even more players around the world than ever before. So yeah, this is a big first for us at Koei Tecmo Games and Team Ninja as well and it’s something we’re really excited about. We also think it’ll be really great for the multiplayer with so many people to play with and really increase the number of people you have available to join your party and take on bosses.
Stay tuned to our full interview with Team Ninja regarding Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty hitting the site soon. A demo for Wo Long is now available on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.
Wo Long Fallen Dynasty is scheduled for release sometime in 2023 for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.