Securing titles for Game Pass apparently doesn’t come cheap, even if the game in question is an indie title.
Per a report released by developer Big Cheese Studio, Microsoft reportedly paid over half a million dollars to get Cooking Simulator onto its Game Pass subscription services. The exact amount was $600,000, according to TwistedVoxel, which spotted the report and noted that Big Cheese Studio “got a terrific bargain because the sum received from Microsoft is about equal to 22% of its revenue from the previous fiscal year.”
Cooking Simulator was added to Game Pass (Cloud, Console, and PC) on August 11, according to an Xbox Wire post from early that month.
Play one of the best cooking games! Take control of a highly polished, realistic kitchen equipped with all kinds of utensils and stands. Unlock and master over 80 recipes or use dozens of lifelike ingredients to cook everything you like. A simulator spiced up with a dash of real-life physics!
Big Cheese Studio’s other projects include Cooking Simulator VR, a virtual reality version of the game that allows players to get even closer to being a cook.
“Unlock and master over 80 recipes or use dozens of lifelike ingredients to cook everything you like,” a description for Cooking Simulator VR reads.