Microsoft today announced Xbox Game Pass, a new gaming subscription service coming this spring, which will give Xbox fans access to 100 games for $9.99 a month. Xbox Game Pass will give unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and backward compatible Xbox 360 games.
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 later this spring include Halo 5: Guardians, Payday 2, NBA 2K16 and SoulCalibur II.
You can discover and download the full titles directly on your Xbox One. Unlike with Sony’s PS Now streaming service, Xbox Game Pass will feature continuous, full-fidelity gameplay without the need to worry about connection or streaming issues. As an added bonus, Xbox One games in the catalog, and add-ons, will be available to purchase at an exclusive discount for Xbox Game Pass members.
Major Nelson described the importance and the rollout of the service, and writes:
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.
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