As if we didn't have enough games to play in general, it looks like we now have Xbox Game Pass to look forward to this Spring. This would be a new service that has been announced that will be we some are calling a Netflix for Xbox games. More or less Xbox Game Pass is another subscription service that will let you play 100 different titles as you wish on the Xbox One that also houses a load of backward capable titles from the Xbox 360. All for the low and added price of $9.99 a month to everything, but seeing as it will bring a load of titles to you constantly it could be a rather decent deal.
Xbox Game Pass isn't the first service out there like this as the competition already has a load of things like this, but it does open up a load of titles for a rather low price. Where the whole Netflix thing really comes in though is that the titles available will rotate out and be replaced by others over time. The bad news on this is that you will lose access to them when they are off the service. The good news is that you will have the option to fully purchase these games and their DLC for a reduced price. From the sounds of things, it will be 20% for the full title and 10% for an DLC for the game(s). Something I wish Netflix actually offered sometimes.
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, 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 later this 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.
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Currently the only way to experience Xbox Game Pass is to be part of the testing group, but given that Spring is so close we should worry about too long of a wait. We still have the Games For Gold going on, and it will carry on as is after Xbox Game Pass comes out, so we still have a good selection of titles to play outside of all the newer ones currently coming out. Not to mention Project Scorpion that is coming later this year, but this has to be some kind of build up to that so there is a large library available at launch. At least that makes a bit more sense to me. Time will only tell for now.
What do you think about Xbox Game Pass as it stands right now? Do you still have a want to play a lot of older games out there that the $9.99 will be worth it for you or will you use it about as much as any of the other services out there? Do you think that this will move into newer titles as Project Scorpion is launched or will it just keep the backwards capabilities flowing? Let us know down in the comments and then feel free to discuss. As more for the Xbox Game Pass is revealed, we will have it here for you. Be sure to keep checking in to make sure you see all of the listed titles for the service as well as other advancements.