Xbox Game Pass subscription service is coming next month

Delia Watkins
May 25, 2017

Along with first-party Xbox One titles like Halo 5, Game Pass will feature third-party games such as Mad Max, Mega Man Legacy, and Payday 2.

The Xbox Game Pass was being tested by select members of the Xbox Insider Program in the Alpha Preview section from February with a limited number of titles.

But the Xbox Game Pass experience doesn't stop there. Instead, you download the games, but you're renting them instead of owning them.

The subscription service, using the Netflix model of monthly subscriptions for instant online access, will offer some 100 games that can be played on Xbox One or prior-generation Xbox 360 consoles, according to Deshpande.

All of us at Team Xbox have been incredibly excited by the positive reception toward Xbox Game Pass so far, and we're really eager for the entire Xbox community to get their ticket to endless play in the coming days. Players will immerse themselves in a shattered world on the brink of destruction as they fight to save it from a ruthless evil. The game plays like a combination of Super Meat Boy and Mario Kart, as players can pick up various weapons to screw with the competition.

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Will Xbox Game Pass be available where I live at launch? It remains to be seen whether or not brand new releases will be included with the pass, as it's more likely that the games available will at least be a few months old. So don't worry about streaming games to your console.

Initially, there will be more than 100 games available, but Microsoft plans to add new titles in the future as it removes others.

No - so get your storage ready! There's no restriction on how much you can download if you're a paid-up member. It's easy to envision a service such as this replacing the traditional one-time-cost model that's been in place since the beginning of games - save the additional barrier in-between there and here. However, progress and achievements will remain attached to your account. They will even be able to buy some of the titles at a discount by virtue of their subscription.

For more guides and info on the Xbox Game Pass, make sure to check back in with Twinfinite.

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