Xbox proposed spending $300 million to bring EA’s massive Star Wars Jedi: Survivor to its Xbox Game Pass subscription service. Revealed in leaked Microsoft documents, the single-player adventure would’ve been one of the biggest Game Pass spends ever.
Leaked alongside a new Xbox controller, new discless Xbox Series X, an Xbox Series Portable, as well as remasters of Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion and Fallout 3, a list of proposed Game Pass titles and their cost were revealed in a lengthy document.
In the proposed list of Game Pass additions, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was listed as a game with a “very high wow factor”, but a title that they likely wouldn’t be able to acquire. Furthermore, they expected EA to ask for $300 million to put the game on Xbox Game Pass on launch.
Additionally, Microsoft labeled the “wildcards” of attempting to get Star Wars Jedi: Survivor on the subscription service. The document labels the title as a “Crown Jewel’ for EA, making the title unlikely to launch on the Game Pass service.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was far from the only title revealed in the Game Pass acquisitions document. For example, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, a game that did make its way to Game Pass, was discussed as well with Xbox assuming the title would cost $35 million to add to the service.
Other games that made their way to the service include Rockstar’s GTA V, a game that Xbox assumed would cost around $12 million. Gotham Knights, a game that is arriving this month on the service, was expected to cost $50 million to arrive on launch day. The game bombed in sales, likely leading to a much cheaper deal for its addition.
Other intriguing inclusions reveal a proposed deal for Mortal Kombat 1 on launch. Xbox assumed the deal would cost $250 million, but due to the game’s “Crown Jewel” status and a change of management at Warner Bros, the deal likely wouldn’t go through.
Hilariously, Microsoft also described Baldur’s Gate 3, a game that has yet to launch on Xbox, as a “second-run Stadia PC RPG” that would cost around $5 million. The game has become one of the biggest games of all time with over hundreds of thousands of concurrent players every day.