Microsoft launch Xbox Game Pass subscription service

Microsoft’s new subscription service the Xbox Game Pass launches next week, with over 100 games at launch for the monthly price of £7.99.


The brand new membership will include games from across the Xbox library, with both current gen releases and backwards compatible games available to play for free as part of the subscription. Confirmed titles include NBA 2K16, Halo 5, Gears of War 1-3 and Bioshock 1-3, along with many others totalling over one hundred games. New games will be added to the catalogue every month, and there is no limit to how many you add to your machine (other than the small matter of hard drive capacity, of course).


Microsoft have stressed the idea that the service lets players download games before playing, solving some of the jarring connectivity complaints against Playstation Now.

“Xbox Game Pass will be downloaded to your Xbox One, providing fans with a native, full-fidelity gaming experience and the ability to play downloaded games offline for up to 30 days,” Microsoft stated, citing fan feedback as the inspiration for the decision.

The service is set to be released imminently for Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers, a week before the official launch on 1st June. Microsoft are offering a 14 day free trial, with long-term subscription costing £7.99/$9.99/€9.99.


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