Microsoft’s new subscription service for Xbox owners is now live. It’s called Xbox Game Pass and the company previously launched it for Xbox Live Gold subscribers only. It’s a Netflix-style subscription program which provides users with access to a large library of games that they can download and play as long as they pay $10 per month for the service. Xbox Game Pass is now live for any and all Xbox owners.
Starting today, all Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners can sign up for Xbox Game Pass, everyone will receive a free 14 day trial. For $10 per month, the get access to over 100 games for the console which includes some big names like Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and Halo 5: Guardians.
This isn’t a game streaming service like Sony’s PlayStation Now. Subscribers get to download them on the console so those who plan on downloading a lot of games after they pay $10 per month for this service may want to spring for an external hard drive as well. After all, there are only so many games that you can store on the Xbox’s internal hard drive.
Microsoft has said that it will continue to add more games to the library every month so that subscribers have ample choice. There’s an added advantage for Xbox One owners.
They get 20 percent off on game purchases and 10 percent off on DLCs if they’ve subscribed to Xbox Game Pass and that content is part of the library.