What is Xbox game pass, how much is it and what games are available
Here’s a deep dive into what the Xbox game pass can get you, how much it costs and what games are available to play.
Since the release of the Xbox Series X|S later last year, Xbox has been focused on offering a handful of services that make sure their user’s gaming experience is top tier. Providing membership discounts and exclusive games, here’s everything you need to know about the Xbox game pass, including how much it costs, what games are available, and more.
What is an Xbox game pass?
The Xbox Game Pass is a subscription to the service provided by Microsoft. Compatible with all Xbox consoles and Windows 10, the pass, including the Ultimate edition, includes all of the benefits of Xbox Live Gold, over 100 high-quality games for console, PC, and Android mobile devices from the cloud beta, and an EA Play membership, all for one low monthly price.
What does the service provide?
Xbox Live Gold – Join the greatest community of gamers on the most advanced multiplayer network. With Xbox Live, you get to experience the best in-competitive and cooperative online console multiplayer and compete in heart-pounding matches that require quick thinking and fast reflexes whilst building an imaginative awe-inspiring worlds with your friends.
EA Play membership – You can play selected new-release EA titles for up to 10 hours with an Xbox game pass. You can unlock exclusive in-game challenges and rewards, member-only content, early trials of new releases, and access to a library of top titles like Rocket Arena, Madden NFL 20, and Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville.
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New games are added all the time, including day one release – You can play directly on the console, PC, and Android mobile devices from the cloud (Beta). With more games being released exclusively on Xbox Series X|S, you’ll be able to enjoy the latest titles all included in the game pass.
Free perks including member discount – Outside of saving up to 50% on selected titles in the Microsoft Store, you also get 2 free games per month. You’ll get to enjoy the in-game add-ons, consumables and partner offers with your Ultimate membership.
How much is it and what games are available?
Depending on what game pass you prefer, you will receive perks regardless. For best value, you can get the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate which starts off at just £1 for the first month and then £10.99 a month after. This pass includes Xbox Gold which is usually valued at £6.99 a month. If you play on PC and buy the standard pass, you can also get it for £1 for the first month and then £7.99 monthly. However, if you buy the pass for your console, it comes at a standard price of £7.99. All subscriptions continue automatically. From Apex Legends to Little Nightmares II, you can check out all the games Xbox is offering here.
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