Xbox Game Pass: Microsoft To Launch $10 Per Month, 100 Game Unlimited Subscription Service
Microsoft announced that it would launch its Xbox Game Pass. It will be a Netflix-like subscription service priced at $10 per month providing unlimited access to more than 100 titles.
On February 28, Microsoft debuted the Xbox Game Pass. It the latest Microsoft service that will offer downloadable copies of more than 100 Xbox One as well as backwards-compatible Xbox 360 games from the systems' legacy catalogs. The pass will cost a $10-per-month subscription. Preliminary games set to be available in Xbox Game Pass include "Halo 5: Guardians," from Microsoft's 343 Industries; "Payday 2" from 505 Games, "NBA 2K16" from 2K's and "SoulCalibur II" from Namco.
Ars Technica reported that they have received an email from Microsoft confirming other games to be available in the most recent Xbox game Pass. Among these are Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Fable III, Saints Row IV, Mad Max, LEGO Batman, Mega Man Legacy Collection, and Terraria. Game Publishers taking part in this latest program include 2K, 505 Games, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Codemasters, Deep Silver, and Focus Home Interactive. Sega, SNK, THQ Nordic GmbH, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and Microsoft Studios are also part of this new Xbox Game Pass program.
Sony has a similar program dubbed as Sony's PlayStation Now subscription. It offers hundreds of PS3 games streamed from centralized servers. The Xbox Game Pass, on the other hand, will allow users to download the full titles directly on their Xbox One. It also connotes that there will be a continuous, full-fidelity gameplay without having to mind about streaming, bandwidth or connectivity issues.
Apart from that, Xbox Game Pass enlarges the Microsoft's Xbox Live Gold program, which provides a handful of free game downloads every month for users that spend $60 a year. With the latest Xbox Game Pass, those with subscription will have instant access to a much larger library.