Microsoft Announces Subscription-Based Xbox Game Pass

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

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Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft has announced an all new subscription-based service called Xbox Game Pass, giving Xbox One gamers access to a pool of over one hundred games.  The announcement is made ahead of E3 by Head of Xbox Phil Spencer:

Today, we’re continuing our commitment to give you more options to diversify and expand your library of games with Xbox Game Pass, a new gaming subscription service coming later this spring. Xbox Game Pass gives you unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and backward compatible Xbox 360 games – all for $9.99 per month.

Launching this spring, the service will give players the ability to download available games to their system. Games will rotate in and out every month, and games along with their available DLC will be discounted for subscription holders. Xbox Gold Members will also gain early access to the service before in is launched for everyone else. Featured publishers include 2K, EA, Sega and THQ Nordic, and games available will include Halo 5 and NBA 2K16. Check out the full announcement at this link.

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  • Mr0303

    Better than streaming games, but I still don’t like the idea as games as a service even if it is a glorified rent in this case. From a business point of view it makes sense to recoup the losses made while developing the backwards compatibility. Overall not a bad move by MS.