Xbox Game Pass Launch Date, Price and Free Trial Details Officially Revealed

May 25, 2017, 02:25
Xbox Game Pass Launch Date, Price and Free Trial Details Officially Revealed

Xbox Game Pass will cost $9.99 a month, so if you play a lot of games then it seems like a pretty solid deal. The service will release next week on June 1. "Thanks to the positive feedback we received from the community, we're thrilled to launch Xbox Game Pass broadly to the Xbox community in 31 markets and share the entire catalog of over 100 great games". Instead, those who partake will have unlimited access to download games straight to their hard drive, as opposed to relying on streaming. Major Nelson reported all current Xbox Live Gold members will be able to sign up early for a free 14-day trial to Game Pass starting Wednesday.

Typically, Games With Gold titles are available for a period of two weeks each, so it's worth marking the dates down on your calendar to ensure you don't miss out.

"Once a game is downloaded from the Xbox Game Pass catalog to your Xbox One, you can play the game offline so there's no 'always-online requirement, '" Nichols tells me.

Microsoft is also promising to add new games to the service every month.

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Game Pass subscribers will also enjoy a discount on purchasing any of the Xbox One games in the service's library at a 20 percent discount along with DLC add-ons at 10 percent off.

And don't forget you can play both Xbox 360 titles on your Xbox One thanks to the console's backwards compatibility features.

While it was known that there would be a 14-day free trial for Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft has stated that those with Xbox Live Gold memberships can avail of it right now, others would have to wait till June 1.

This week, Microsoft is opening up a new game service for the Xbox One that will allow users to play games from the Xbox library with nothing more than a monthly subscription. That said, the real test will be what rotates out come July 1st; it's easy for Microsoft to work a few AAA games into the mix for launch, but can they offer up more big names, especially from third party publishers?

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