Xbox Game Pass Announced – Brings Subscription Model to First-Party and Third-Party Games

At the 2017 Game Developers Conference, Microsoft announced an all-new subscription service for the Xbox One. Xbox Game Pass is slated for release in the spring and will launch with over 100 games from not only Microsoft Game Studios, but also publishers like SEGA, 2K, and THQ Noric. At $10 a month, the service will deliver 100 games – with some leaving here and there due to rights issues and like EA Access, allows you to download the games and play them without needing to always stream your games. It’s a bit more expensive than EA Access’s $5 per month/$30 a year plan, but features far more publishers on board, with more genres represented as well. Halo 5, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Mad Max, and NBA 2K16 are the current biggest-name games set to launch with it. Xbox Live Gold will still be needed to play the games online, and Gold users will be able to access the service earlier than others.

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