Microsoft Reveals $10 Xbox Game Pass

By: Ryan Cox | March 2nd, 2017

In preparation for Microsoft’s Project Scorpio, a major console release later this holiday, the Xbox team has continued introducing new improvements, features, and services for the Xbox One and to Xbox Live. Now, Xbox has announced a brand new catalog-based game service—the Xbox Game Pass.

The Xbox Game Pass acts as a Netflix-esque subscription service that gives Xbox gamers access to over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games at the price of $9.99/month. The Game Pass will allow subscribers to download catalog games directly onto their console and play their full experiences at no additional charge. Each month, new games will cycle in and replace older games from previous months. Early members of the Xbox Game Pass game library will include Halo 5: Guardians, Payday 2, NBA2k16, and more.

Fans won’t have to worry about losing their favorite titles, though, because Xbox Game Pass owners will have discounted rates for purchasing any game within the catalog, as well as reduced prices for DLC and add-on content.

Additionally, IGN reports that the Game Pass will not require an Xbox Live Gold subscription, and the service will not interfere with Xbox’s current Games With Gold program.

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