Usually when companies discover pricing errors, they will be quick to correct it. However, in Microsoft’s case, it seems that the company is embracing it and are actually encouraging its customers to take advantage of it, albeit for a limited time.
For those wondering what we’re talking about, this is basically a “lifehack” involving Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (which combines Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass together) that some gamers discovered, where for a $1, players with existing Xbox Game Pass or Xbox Live Gold subscriptions can upgrade themselves to the new subscription service which would otherwise be priced at $15 a month.
Following the upgrade, the remaining months of your Xbox Game Pass or Xbox Live Gold subscriptions will continue to be priced at its previous price until its subscription ends, after which it converts to $15 a month for the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. However, what gamers found is that they could extend their subscriptions to their max duration and then upgrade, thus saving themselves quite a bit of money in the process.
This was a loophole that some gamers have been taking advantage of, but instead of fixing it, Microsoft has embraced it where they have officially advertised the promotion on its website. However, it seems that Microsoft won’t be running this deal forever so if you want to take advantage of it, you’ll have to act quickly before the loophole is closed.