Descenders' sales have tripled thanks to Xbox Game Pass

By Sean Carey,
Descenders publisher Mike Rose (of No More Robots) has spoken about how Xbox Game Pass has "elevated" the game and that sales of the Descenders have tripled since its addition into the service.


In a series of Twitter posts, Rose revealed that the downhill cycling game was the 8th most popular game on Xbox Game Pass at the moment (although the image in Rose's tweet seems to show a list of games in alphabetical order after No Man's Sky and Red Dead Redemption 2). Rose continues to heap praise on the service by saying, "I cannot stress how incredible Xbox Game Pass has ended up being for Descenders. It's elevated the game to heights we couldn't have imagined."

The game came to the service in May last year, and Rose says, sales for Descenders have tripled since it was added into Xbox Game Pass. "If I take the month before we went into Game Pass, and compared it to sales of the game last week, we're now selling around five times as many units each week as pre-Game Pass, on a weekly basis. Since we went into Game Pass, our total Xbox sales have tripled. Game Pass is good, yo."

Rose says he's signed a new deal to keep Descenders in Xbox Game Pass for a "looong time to come".

In the past, other developers have spoken about the success of Xbox Game Pass and their games. Oxenfree's developer praised the service saying his game had been downloaded over 3 million times thanks to Xbox Game Pass. Similarly, Outer Wilds' developer has also celebrated the service. The team behind the upcoming indie title, Unto the End, recently shed a little light on how a deal with Xbox Game Pass works.

Descenders is available to play in Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC.

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Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Sean joined the team as a Staff Writer for both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies in 2019. He games across all platforms and is always looking for an excuse to replay any of the Metal Gear Solid titles.