The wait is now over for the Xbox Game Pass as if you are a Gold Member you can start your 14-day trial of the new service right now. If you aren't a gold member for some reason, it looks like June 1st will be your day to get in on the fun. Either way though, be ready to see over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles to be available to you via the Xbox Game Pass service. All free for the first two weeks and then $9.99 USD for each following month you wish to keep the service flowing. Given that it is a bit like Netflix for your Xbox titles, it makes sense that it would be about the same price for the other streaming service to get all these great games.
It does look like there will be a whole plethora of good titles to play once Xbox Game Pass goes live for all and the whole thing looks to be set up exactly like the other streaming service. Everything will be sorted via categories with curated lists based on your preferences added in as well. The only issue you may run into at that point is figuring out which title to give a try and then running out of storage space on your Xbox. Especially since all Xbox Game Pass member will have the option to ultimately purchase said title and DLC to keep forever at a discounted price. Since it looks like this could refresh just as often as Netflix, that could come in hand for those who want a huge gaming catalog.
Here's a more in-depth breakdown of how the Xbox Game Pass service will work for you. Also a nice expansion of many of the other Xbox titles that will be available once you gain access to the whole thing and for the first month. I'm guessing that we won't see the titles change again until July 1st and that is if they want to do that so soon. I guess we will see…
Xbox Game Pass — Walkthrough
On Thursday, June 1, Xbox Game Pass will be available for all users. That means anyone with an Xbox Live account can start their 14-day free trial and play over 100 games. Subscriptions will be available for purchase online at xbox.com/game-pass, with a retail offering expected later this year.
We know that a gaming subscription service is only as good as its catalog of titles, so we’re also excited to share the full lineup of Xbox One and Backward Compatible Xbox 360 games that will be available through Xbox Game Pass. At launch and beyond, our goal is to make sure there are great games to play for all gamers.
When Xbox Game Pass launches, you can download and play a broad range of games in full fidelity on your Xbox One or Xbox One S console, including blockbusters like Halo 5: Guardians, NBA 2K16, and Payday 2; fun for the whole family in LEGO Batman, Banjo-Kazooie, and Viva Pinata; retro and classic games like Mega Man Legacy Collection, Streets Of Rage, and Pac-Man Championship Edition; and of course, Xbox Game Pass has a number of great first-person and third-person shooter games, including all three titles in the amazing Bioshock franchise, Gears of War 1-3, Gears Ultimate, Perfect Dark Zero, Borderlands and more.
But the Xbox Game Pass experience doesn’t stop there. At launch, members can also explore classic Xbox hits and community favorites like Saints Row IV: Re-Elected, The Golf Club, Terraria, Resident Evil 0, XCOM: Enemy Within, Mad Max, Knight Squad, and many, many more games.
Have you been waiting for the Xbox Game Pass service to go live or were you in on some of the closed testing for it? Do you think this service will be a great addition to it all or will it be another service that will drain your bank account each month? How many games can you play, completely, in a month to help justify this extra cost? Let us know your thoughts on it all down in the comments and then discuss. For more on the Xbox Game Pass as it updates its titles and other features, be sure to stay here on the site. We will do our best to keep up to date with it all unless it changes too frequently. Hopefully not…