We’ve already got the Xbox Live Gold subscription, and the smart ones out there will also be on board with an EA Access pass, delivering a number of EA’s finest titles for nothing. Now though, the Xbox Game Pass is coming – and Phil Spencer has told us all about it.
Priced at $9.99, the Xbox Game Pass will give all holders unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and backward compatible Xbox 360 games, for as long as you fancy paying for it. With games from 505 Games, Bandai Namco, SEGA, Warner Bros, Capcom, Codemasters, Deep Silver, THQ Nordic and of course, Microsoft Studios included, it seems like a great way to get access to your favourite games.
That means for one more monthly payment, you will be able to play the likes of Halo 5 Guardians, Payday 2, SoulCalibur II and many more – all from when the Game Pass arrives this Spring.
With new games promised on a monthly basis, with others cycling out of the system, it promises to never get too stale either, allowing those who wish to play a huge variety of games the opportunity.
What do you think of this news? Will you be getting on board or is another subscription model just too much to take? Let us know in the comments below or on our social channels.
Full statement and details from MajorNelson’s blog below:
At Xbox, we put gamers at the center of everything we do and remain committed to giving you the freedom to play the games you want, with the friends you want, on the devices you want. This year is shaping up to be an exciting one for gamers. As we prepare to launch Project Scorpio this holiday, bringing the most powerful console ever made to the Xbox One family of devices, we continue to make platform improvements to connect the growing community of players on Xbox Live and add to a robust and diverse portfolio of games across Xbox One and Windows 10.
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.
With great games from top industry publishers such as 2K, 505 Games, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, Capcom, Codemasters, Deep Silver, Focus Home Interactive, SEGA, SNK CORPORATION, THQ Nordic GmbH, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Microsoft Studios, there’s something for everyone to enjoy and you will always find something exciting to play across a variety of genres. Some of the fan favorite titles coming to Xbox Game Pass when it launches to the broader Xbox community in late spring include, Halo 5: Guardians, Payday 2, NBA 2K16 and SoulCalibur II.
One of the best things about Xbox Game Pass is that you can discover and download the full titles directly on your Xbox One. That means continuous, full-fidelity gameplay without having to worry about streaming, bandwidth or connectivity issues. In addition, all Xbox One games in the catalog – and related add-ons – will be available to purchase at an exclusive discount for Xbox Game Pass members, so you can make the games you love part of your permanent library to play whenever you want. Every month new games will cycle into the subscription with some cycling out, giving you a constantly updating library of games. Xbox Game Pass is your ticket to endless play.
It’s important to us that Xbox Game Pass provides an enjoyable and seamless experience. Before the program rolls out to the broader community later this spring, we’ll be testing Xbox Game Pass with select members of the Xbox Insider Program in the Alpha Preview ring, starting today with a very limited number of titles. The titles that are available in Preview are just a small glimpse at the expansive catalog of games that will be available when Xbox Game Pass launches late spring. Xbox Live Gold members will also be receiving exclusive access to Xbox Game Pass prior to the program launching to the broader community. We’ll have more details on timing closer to launch.
We hope you enjoy Xbox Game Pass and all that it has to offer. We’re looking forward to hearing the feedback from the gamers in the Xbox Insider Program and then from the rest of the Xbox community when it’s broadly available later this spring. Your feedback will make this program better for all gamers.
Thank you for your continued passion and support of Xbox.
This is a hard pass for me, I have more than enough games to play without the need for any more monthly subscriptions in my house.
That looks like a great deal but I won’t be taking it on. I don’t have enough time to make use of it and also my current backlog would reach the moon and back. If you had this and EA Access you wouldn’t need to buy a game again.
Sounds like a stellar deal for some people… new Xbox owners or people with small games collections. Personally I don’t think it would suit me, not unless I can keep my hand out of my wallet for the next 12 months and then take advantage 🙂
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