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Games added in December 2017

Gears of War 4
December brings a big list of holiday gifts for Xbox Game Pass members, and the first out of the box is Gears of War 4, the latest installment in the critically-acclaimed third person shooter franchise from The Coalition.

Now, with the complete set of Gears of War titles included with your Xbox Game Pass membership, there has never been a better time than this holiday to become immersed in the story of the Fenix.

Jump into campaign solo or co-op and take on the role of J.D. Fenix, son to Marcus Fenix and Anya Stroud, as you and your band of Outsiders confront the Coalition of Ordered Governments, battle the impending Swarm, and unravel the mystery of Marcus Fenix’ last 25 years. And that’s just in the single player campaign – there is more excitement to be found in multiplayer or Horde mode. As an added bonus, The Coalition is kicking of December with a double XP incentive.

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition
Also headlining December is Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, THQ Nordic’s third person action adventure journey based on the lore of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. You play the horseman War, and you are tasked with venturing out from The Scalding Gallow to explore and discover new lands, weapons, enemies, and abilities. The Endwar has begun on Earth, inciting a great battle between angels, demons and man. Only War can break the Seventh Seal and finally restore order to the realm.

And don’t forget, Darksiders III is coming to the Xbox One family of devices in 2018, so if you’ve been curious about Darksiders but have never played it before, now is a prime opportunity to use your Xbox Game Pass membership and see what all that buzz is about.

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter
Friends and family unite this December to solve the thrilling mystery of Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter, brought to you by BigBen Interactive. The legendary detective is back with five cases to investigate, as well as a host of additional personal, professional, and moral hurdles to overcome along the way. Use your detective powers to collect all the evidence and solve each puzzle as you bring peace and security back to the streets of London.

This War of Mine: The Little Ones
Xbox Game Pass gets another diamond in the rough this month with This War of Mine: The Little Ones, a civilian-based perspective on the Bosnian War, developed by 11-bit studios and published by Deep Silver. This War of Mine is equal parts strategy and survival, requiring you to take on the role of a bystander to war and scavenge for resources, ration supplies, and try (oft unsuccessfully) to avoid the perils of war. This War of Mine is a demanding game covering a very sobering topic, and one you are not likely to forget anytime soon.

Casey Powell Lacrosse 16
If you’re a sports fan, fun times await this month with Casey Powell Lacrosse 16. Lacrosse is a fast-paced, action-packed sport requiring keen strategy and tactical precision and CPL 16 delivers pace and excitement reminiscent of the real thing. If you’re new to Lacrosse, jump into the Lacrosse Academy to develop and polish your skills. From there, play pickup in Quick Match (solo or competitive multiplayer) or start your sure-to-be-illustrious journey in career mode. Are you a fan of customization? With CPL 16, create your own characters, build your own teams and forge your LAX dynasty from the ground up.

Mega Man 10
Did we mention we love Mega Man? The adventure continues in Xbox Game Pass in December with Mega Man 10 joining the catalog. Mega Man 10, the last and final installment in the legendary platforming saga, allows you to assume the role of either Mega Man or Proto Man and take on classic boss battles with Blade Man, Chill Man, Sheep Man, and more! Mega Man may seem fun and simple, but it can be a very challenging test of your skills. Struggling with your stealth? Play through the main story or jump into Challenge Mode, where you can polish your abilities in 88 different mini-games. There’s never been a better time to join the action and defeat the evil Dr. Wiley!

Mass Effect
We are beyond excited to bring Mass Effect to Xbox Game Pass on December 1! One of the greatest single-player action RPGs of all-time, Mass Effect is a true classic that has aged extremely well. In Mass Effect, we follow the story of Commander Shepard, a 22nd century soldier assuming the tiny little mission of… saving the entire universe from a super race of ill-intentioned, mighty mechs. Choose from six different classes and up-level your character as you seek out and complete combat missions, resource gathering expeditions, and other side quests. Winner of multiple awards, Mass Effect is an incredible experience that we highly recommend you make time to check out in your journeys through the Xbox Game Pass catalog!

With over 100 great games, for just $9.99 a month, plus new games added every month, Xbox Game Pass is your ticket to endless play. Thanks for reading December’s Xbox Game Pass update, and don’t forget, you can start your Xbox Game Pass membership for just $1 between November 17 – 27.

For all the latest Xbox news, keep it locked to Xbox Wire. Until next month, game on!

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Games added in November 2017

Ninja Gaiden Black to the Xbox Game Pass catalog, for members to enjoy for free as part of their membership, and is available to play right now – go check it out.

Now let’s learn more about the new games coming to Xbox Game Pass in November:

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
We’re excited to announce Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is joining Xbox Game Pass for the next three months. If you haven’t played Konami’s critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning latest installment to the legendary Metal Gear franchise, wait no longer.

In The Phantom Pain’s single-player campaign, you must stealthily guide Snake through an open world full of countless, dangerous enemies, while navigating the rugged terrain of Afghanistan to take down the evil Patriots organization. Once you finish with the campaign, gather your Xbox Game Pass comrades and jump into The Phantom Pain’s base-building multiplayer mode, Metal Gear Online. There’s so much to do, so don’t miss out on all the fun and intensity Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain can offer while it’s in the Xbox Game Pass catalog from November 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018. And, if you love Metal Gear Solid V, get ready for next chapter, Metal Gear Survive, which is set to release on Xbox One February 20, 2018.

Halo Wars Definitive Edition
November signals a return to the Halo universe with Halo Wars: Definitive Edition. Halo Wars is an incredibly exciting top-down real-time strategy experience, which requires you to master everything from tactical troop deployments to base building to resource management. Play though the Campaign as you lead the UNSC’s Spirit of Fire against the Covenant forces in this epic adventure. At 1080p, 60fps, and paired with a dynamic soundtrack, now’s the best time to experience this RTS classic.

Resident Evil HD
There’s no better time to bring Resident Evil HD to Xbox Game Pass than during Halloween. As a franchise, Resident Evil is a cornerstone of today’s thriving survival-horror genre within gaming. Dark, ominous, and sure to elicit an involuntary response or two, Resident Evil HD takes you back to 1998, where you take on the role of either Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine, members of the STARS special forces team sent to investigate a series of very unusual murders. Cornered and sheltered inside a seriously spooky old mansion, you’ll find that your health is precious, and your ammo even more so. Can you survive the dangers of the night and uncover the evil intentions of the Umbrella corporation?

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty
The hits keep coming in November with Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, an iconic 2D platformer that deftly strikes a perfect balance between Oddworld nostalgia and next-gen polish. In New ‘n’ Tasty, you control the lovable Mudokon, Abe, who is thrust into the position of hero-to-be once he realizes the meat processing plant where he works is about to get into the Mudokon-processing business. Not keen to become meat snacks, Abe sets out on a quest to escape the guards, Sligs, Scrabs, and other creepy creatures inhabiting the meat factory. Help Abe sneak his way to survival!

The World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap
For the action RPG and tower defense fans out there, our friends at Neocore have a treat for you: World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap. Jump back into the gothic realm of Incredible Adventures and protect the Silent Forts from the hordes of monsters seeking to destroy Borgovia. Build, protect, and defend solo or cooperatively, and even battle online against your friends and fellow Xbox Game Pass members. We love this Indie gem and we hope you do too!

Mega Man 9
More Mega Man, they said. More Mega Man, we bring. Our blue buddy returns to Xbox Game Pass with more to explore in Mega Man 9. For the uninitiated, Mega Man is a legendary 2D platforming shooter delivering hours of fun battling a wide array of bosses, from Hornet Man to Splash Woman and many more in between.

Sky Force Anniversary
If flying and shooting is your thing, then you better make time in November for Sky Force Anniversary. Brought to you by developer Infinite Dreams, Sky Force Anniversary is an exceptionally fun and fluid vertical scrolling shooter, demanding laser focus, nimble thumbs, and a deft trigger finger. With a deceptively simple but engaging progression system, collect as many stars as you can to strategically build out your weaponry, fortify your defenses, and achieve all four objectives for each stage. Beat all nine levels at each difficulty level and defeat the evil General Madness to unlock a bonus! Having trouble completing your missions as a squadron of one? Pull a friend onto the couch for some local co-op and take down General Madness together![/quote]
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Games added in October 2017

Costume Quest 2 (One)
Maldita Castilla EX (One)
Saint’s Row: Gat Out of Hell (One)
State of Decay (One)
Super Street Fighter IV (360 BC)
The Bug Butcher (One)
Tower of Guns (One)
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Games added in September 2017

ReCore Definitive Edition

ReCore DE is coming – and it’s coming right to Xbox Game Pass! ReCore is an ambitious action/adventure title that puts you in the shoes of Joule, accompanied by her three incredible corebot companions, as you traverse the dystopian world of Far Eden. Battle a wide array of enemies, complete side quests, and solve challenging puzzles in this innovative 3D platforming experience.

Metro: Last Light Redux

The post-apocalyptic fun continues in September with Metro: Last Light Redux, an absolute FPS gem from our friends at Deep Silver. Last Light lands you in Moscow in the year 2034, where you play as the character Artyom, navigating the Moscow metro tunnels and combating a hearty mix of human and mutant adversaries. Blending in strong survival and strategy elements, Metro is a compelling sequel to the FPS classic Metro 2033 and an experience Xbox Game Pass members will not want to miss.

Fable II

Also coming to Xbox Game Pass in September is the legendary action RPG, Fable II, published by our very own Microsoft Studios. You play as Sparrow, a young child (you can choose male or female) on a journey to gain vengeance against the evil Lucien. Combat enemies, complete side missions, and find allies on your way to becoming a true hero. With both single player and co-op modes, September is a great time to explore the magical open world of Albion.

Garou: Mark of the Wolves

Xbox Game Pass’ stable of awesome fighting games gets a boost in September with the NEOGEO classic, Garou: Mark of the Wolves. Fight with one of 12 characters in Arcade mode, defeat both bosses, and become the King of Fighters. Or, find a friend and battle it out for couch co-op supremacy. If you’re a fan of Fatal Fury, or just classic fighting games in general, you are going to love getting your rounds in with Garou.

10 Second Ninja X

Requiring skill, speed, and precision, 10 Second Ninja X delivers a heck of a lot of fun and plenty of challenge to Xbox Game Pass members. The premise is simple – you have 10 seconds, a sword, and three shurikens to complete each of the 100 levels in this awesome platformer from our friends at Curve Digital. Explore the different paths to accomplishing each level’s objectives, unlock costumes, gather achievements and find all nine collectible items as you work your way from Level 1 to Level 100. You only get 10 seconds per level, but we won’t be surprised if you lose whole days chasing victory in 10 Second Ninja this month.

Hue

Curve Digital is also giving Xbox Game Pass members access to Hue this September, another terrific Indie puzzle-platformer from our ID@Xbox program. Hue is both the game title and the name of your main character, who is on a mission to bring color to an otherwise monochrome world and solve the mystery of Hue’s lost mother. Read letters from Hue’s mother, learn to control the colors you progressively unlock, and leverage those colors to solve challenging puzzles. With a unique and engaging art style, Hue is a must-play in Xbox Game Pass.

The Bridge

As if your brain wasn’t getting enough of a workout, the brilliant minds at The Astrophysicists Guild bring you The Bridge. A 2D puzzler, The Bridge is tons of fun and very engaging. And while the puzzles will keep you thinking, it may be the black-and-white art design we love most about this game. The Bridge feels like an artist’s sketchbook, with each puzzle occupying a single screen, which allows you to closely analyze each level and decipher the best path to completion. Just don’t be tricked into thinking logic alone will help you succeed in The Bridge – without a fair amount of finesse, and meticulous execution, you may find you need multiple attempts to solve each puzzle and complete the game.
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Games added in August 2017

Dead Rising 3
DiRT Rally
Limbo (Xbox One)
Metal Slug XX
Pharaonic
So Many Me
Ultratron

https://news.xbox.com/2017/07/27/xbox-g ... gust-2017/

Games added in July 2017

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Dead Island Definitive Edition
Resident Evil 6
F1 2015
The Flame In The Flood
Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition
Bard’s Gold
Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine

https://news.xbox.com/2017/06/28/xbox-g ... july-2017/

Launch Library

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A Kingdom for Keflings
A World of Keflings
Age of Booty
Banjo Kazooie: N n B
Banjo-Kazooie
Banjo-Tooie
BC - Rearmed 2
BioShock
BioShock 2
BioShock Infinite
Blood Bowl 2
Borderlands
Bound by Flame
Braid
Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons
CAPCOM ARCADE CABINET
CastleStorm
Comic Jumper
Comix Zone
D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die
Dark Void
de Blob 2
Defense Grid
Defense Grid 2
DIG DUG
DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition
Double Dragon Neon
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
Electronic Super Joy
Fable III
Farming Simulator 15
Final Fight: DblImpact
FLOCK!
Galaga Legions DX
Gears of War
Gears of War 2
Gears of War 3
Gears of War: Judgment
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition - Day One Version
GRID 2
Halo 5: Guardians
Halo: Spartan Assault
Hexic 2
Iron Brigade
Jetpac Refuelled
Joe Danger 2: The Movie
Joe Danger Special Edition
Joy Ride Turbo
JumpJet Rex
Kameo
Knight Squad
KOF98UM
KYUB
Layers of Fear
LEGO Batman
Lumo
Mad Max
MASSIVE CHALICE
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
Mega Coin Squad
Mega Man™ Legacy Collection
Metal Slug 3
Monday Night Combat
Ms. Splosion Man™
MX vs ATV Reflex
N+
NBA 2K16
NEOGEO BATTLE COLISEUM
OF: Dragon Rising
OlliOlli
PAC-MAN CE DX+
PAC-MAN MUSEUM
PAYDAY 2: CRIMEWAVE EDITION
Perfect Dark Zero
Pumped BMX +
Resident Evil 0
Roundabout
Sacred 3
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected
Sam&Max Beyond Time...
Sam&Max Save the World
Samurai Shodown II
ScreamRide
Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
Sega Vintage Collection: Golden Axe
Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
SOULCALIBUR
SOULCALIBUR II HD
Spelunky
Splosion Man
Stacking
Steredenn
Strider
Sunset Overdrive
Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings
Super Time Force
TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2
Terraria
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2
The Golf Club
The Maw
The Swapper
Toy Soldiers
Toy Soldiers: Cold War
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
Viva Piñata
Viva Piñata: TIP
WWE 2K16
XCOM®: Enemy Within

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Top frequently asked questions

What is Xbox Game Pass and how does it work?
At Xbox, we believe in offering new ways to give you the best value to play a collection of the greatest games. For one low monthly price, Xbox Game Pass gives you unlimited access to over 100 great games – including popular backward compatible Xbox 360 and blockbuster Xbox One titles. Xbox Game Pass will add games to (and sometimes remove games from) its catalog every month, which means you can always find something new and exciting to play. Download and experience games in their full fidelity from top industry publishers and play offline for up to 30 days. Xbox Game Pass is truly your ticket to endless play.

Do you need to have an Xbox Live Gold membership to access Xbox Game Pass?
No, you do not need to have an Xbox Live Gold membership to access Xbox Game Pass. As with all Xbox Live titles, you will need an Xbox Live Gold membership to play multiplayer in Xbox Game Pass titles.

What games will be available on Xbox Game Pass when it launches?
We’re working closely with top industry publishing partners to bring a robust list of titles at launch. We expect to have over 100 games from the most popular genres including action, adventure, shooters, puzzlers, strategy, RPG, and more with new titles added each month.

Will Xbox Game Pass be available where I live at launch?
Xbox Game Pass will be available in at least 27 Xbox markets at launch, quickly growing to as many new markets as catalog availability permits.

Are games for Xbox Game Pass streamed directly or will they be downloaded to my Xbox One?
Based on fan feedback, streaming/connectivity issues were identified as a major pain point for competing game subscription services. That’s why games on Xbox Game Pass will be downloaded to your Xbox One, providing fans with a native, full-fidelity gaming experience and the ability to play downloaded games offline for up to 30 days.

Is there a limit to how many games I can download to my account at one time?
No – so get your storage ready! Gamers love to play, which is why Xbox Game Pass gives you unlimited access to over 100 backward compatible Xbox 360 and Xbox One games while they are in the active catalog. There is no limit to the number of games you can download from Xbox Game Pass, other than the hard drive capacity, which you can manage or upgrade at Xbox.com.

Once I download a game with Xbox Game Pass, do I own it?
No, the Xbox Game Pass catalog will update with new games being added every month. You need an active Xbox Game Pass subscription to play games. If you love a game currently in the catalog and want to own it, you can buy it and instantly save 20 percent off the price of the base game with your Xbox Game Pass membership, plus get 10 percent off any related game add-ons and consumables while the game is still in the Xbox Game Pass catalog.

What happens if my subscription expires or I cancel?
If your subscription expires or is cancelled, any games downloaded through Xbox Game Pass will no longer be available. However, progress and achievements will remain attached to your account. All games that you have purchased from Xbox/Xbox Store will remain in your games library until you manually remove them.

Will Xbox Game Pass be available on Xbox 360?
Xbox Game Pass will only be available on Xbox One. While some Xbox 360 backwards compatible games will be included in Xbox Game Pass, those titles will not be available on the Xbox 360 console via your subscription.


More than 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles will be unlocked to download if you purchase a £7.99/$9.99 Xbox Game Pass.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017- ... bscription

At Xbox, we put gamers at the center of everything we do and remain committed to giving you the freedom to play the games you want, with the friends you want, on the devices you want. This year is shaping up to be an exciting one for gamers. As we prepare to launch Project Scorpio this holiday, bringing the most powerful console ever made to the Xbox One family of devices, we continue to make platform improvements to connect the growing community of players on Xbox Live and add to a robust and diverse portfolio of games across Xbox One and Windows 10.

Today, we’re continuing our commitment to give you more options to diversify and expand your library of games with Xbox Game Pass, a new gaming subscription service coming later this spring. Xbox Game Pass gives you unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and backward compatible Xbox 360 games – all for $9.99 per month.

With great games from top industry publishers such as 2K, 505 Games, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, Capcom, Codemasters, Deep Silver, Focus Home Interactive, SEGA, SNK CORPORATION, THQ Nordic GmbH, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Microsoft Studios, there’s something for everyone to enjoy and you will always find something exciting to play across a variety of genres. Some of the fan favorite titles coming to Xbox Game Pass when it launches to the broader Xbox community in late spring include, Halo 5: Guardians, Payday 2, NBA 2K16 and SoulCalibur II.

One of the best things about Xbox Game Pass is that you can discover and download the full titles directly on your Xbox One. That means continuous, full-fidelity gameplay without having to worry about streaming, bandwidth or connectivity issues. In addition, all Xbox One games in the catalog – and related add-ons – will be available to purchase at an exclusive discount for Xbox Game Pass members, so you can make the games you love part of your permanent library to play whenever you want. Every month new games will cycle into the subscription with some cycling out, giving you a constantly updating library of games. Xbox Game Pass is your ticket to endless play.

It’s important to us that Xbox Game Pass provides an enjoyable and seamless experience. Before the program rolls out to the broader community later this spring, we’ll be testing Xbox Game Pass with select members of the Xbox Insider Program in the Alpha Preview ring, starting today with a very limited number of titles. The titles that are available in Preview are just a small glimpse at the expansive catalog of games that will be available when Xbox Game Pass launches late spring. Xbox Live Gold members will also be receiving exclusive access to Xbox Game Pass prior to the program launching to the broader community. We’ll have more details on timing closer to launch.

We hope you enjoy Xbox Game Pass and all that it has to offer. We’re looking forward to hearing the feedback from the gamers in the Xbox Insider Program and then from the rest of the Xbox community when it’s broadly available later this spring. Your feedback will make this program better for all gamers.

Thank you for your continued passion and support of Xbox.

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Xbox Game Pass will be available in at least 27 Xbox markets at launch, quickly growing to as many new markets as catalogue availability permits.

If you love a game currently in the catalogue and want to own it, you can buy it and instantly save 20 per cent off the price of the base game with your Xbox Game Pass membership, plus get 10 per cent off any related game add-ons and consumables while the game is still in the Xbox Game Pass catalogue.

No, you do not need to have an Xbox Live Gold membership to access Xbox Game Pass. As with all Xbox Live titles, you will need an Xbox Live Gold membership to play multiplayer in Xbox Game Pass titles.

http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/games/xbox-game-pass

Early list from Alpha testers -

- A Kingdom for Keflings
- Banjo 1
- Comic Jumper
- Defense Grid 2
- Gears Judgement
- Gears Ultimate
- Halo: Spartan Assault
- Hexic 2
- Jetpac Refuelled
- Kameo
- Max: The Curse Of Brotherhood
- Monday Night Combat
- Ms. Splosion Man
- OF: Dragon Rising
- Perfect Dark Zero
- Sacred 3
- Sam & Max
- Sunset Overdrive
- The Maw
- Viva Pinata


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by evanswolves » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:12 pm

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by jawafour » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:17 pm

Blimey :o .

On an initial look... this seems pretty good. What with this and backward compatibility, MS really are firing some meaty shots nowdays.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:20 pm

So this is MS version of EA Access?

$9.99 a month though? Seems a bit pricey.

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by bear » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:21 pm

Seems like it could be good but I feel like this should be a tier of Xbox Live above Gold (Platinum) and not a seperate subscription.



I'm assuming the long term plan is to also bring it to PC at some point.

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by Trelliz » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:26 pm

Every month new games will cycle into the subscription with some cycling out


That seems a bit dickish, but as I only really use my Xbone for the few exclusives I like plus GWG I doubt i'm the target audience for this. The fact they put Fable 3 in that headline graphic made me laugh.

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by Floex » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:37 pm

Moggy wrote:So this is MS version of EA Access?

$9.99 a month though? Seems a bit pricey.


You're getting Xbox One games too, that sound pretty good to be honest. I can't see a great deal of Xbox One games being available as freely though.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:41 pm

Floex wrote:
Moggy wrote:So this is MS version of EA Access?

$9.99 a month though? Seems a bit pricey.


You're getting Xbox One games too, that sound pretty good to be honest. I can't see a great deal of Xbox One games being available as freely though.


EA Access is $30 a year, includes Xbox One games and they don't cycle the games out.

This will be $119.88 a year, will probably be mainly 360 games and they will cycle the games out each month (great if you're halfway through one!).

It's not a terrible idea as such, but seems massively pricey for what it is and they ought to let you keep the game as long as you carry on subscribing.

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by Yulehide » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:41 pm

It'd be a lot better if they didn't remove games when adding new ones. Imagine how annoying it would be to have a game you're still playing taken away without notice.

£9.99 per month is fairly steep too.

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by bear » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:43 pm

Ironhide wrote:It'd be a lot better if they didn't remove games when adding new ones. Imagine how annoying it would be to have a game you're still playing taken away without notice.

£9.99 per month is fairly steep too.

It's £7.99.


I'm guessing it'll be like Netflix and they'll put up a list of anything arriving and leaving the service each month.

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by jawafour » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:45 pm

The UK price is £7.99 a month. I wonder if there will be improved pricing for, say, a six or twelve month sub?

I prefer the idea of downloading a game to play rather than streaming it as with PS Now. For me, the price is still a litle high but they're getting there; certainly better than PS Now's £12.99.

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by Photek » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:09 pm

Bizarre that they will cycle games out, other than that I'd be on board!

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by myrrh heat than light » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:13 pm

Seems a bit on the pricey side to me. I might be tempted to grab this on occasion, rinse a load of the quick and easy games and then cancel. If they put stuff like Inside on there, which I'd like to play but i know is three hours long and £16 then I'd be game.

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PostRe: MS announce Xbox Game Pass (Subscription Service) - £7.99 a month
by KK » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:15 pm

I like the concept, if not quite the implementation.

Paying a monthly subscription fee & being able to play anything you want, including new releases, sounds like the inevitable future to me and a natural progression from PlayStation Plus/Xbox Gold. It's basically the videogames of Netflix. On the flipside, it does make everything feel more disposable.

What we really want/need is an all encompassing pass that covers everything, otherwise we could end up subscribing to multiple services.

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by Photek » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:17 pm

KKLEIN wrote:I like the concept, if not quite the implementation.

Paying a monthly subscription fee & being able to play anything you want, including new releases, sounds like the inevitable future to me and a natural progression from PlayStation Plus/Xbox Gold. It's basically the videogames of Netflix. On the flipside, it does make everything feel more disposable.

What we really want/need is an all encompassing pass that covers everything, otherwise we could end up subscribing to multiple services.

Like Amazon Prime/Netflix then.

Notable omission is Ubisoft, Activision and Blizzard from Dev list but suppose they could be brought in.

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by Monkey Man » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:30 pm

Always good to have more options. Probably something MS would like to have saved for an E3 announcement but with a packed conference and testing needed they had to announce it now.

Probably not something I'll sign up for immediately but if a couple of games join it which I want to play but haven't bought then I'll sign up for at least a month.

Shame there's no yearly sub or an EA Access type trial for new games but that can be introduced down the line. Hopefully we'll get plenty of notice when games leave the service.

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PostRe: MS announce Xbox Game Pass (Subscription Service) - £7.99 a month
by myrrh heat than light » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:41 pm

Photek wrote:Notable omission is Ubisoft, Activision and Blizzard from Dev list but suppose they could be brought in.


I would suspect that if those companies wanted to play the subscription game, they'd simply do it themselves. I expect Activision will find a way to banana split it up, a 'Call Of Duty Club Pass' for £20 a month only available if you buy the Ultimate Super Deluxe Prestige Edition of Call Of Duty Ludicrous Warfare.

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PostRe: MS announce Xbox Game Pass (Subscription Service) - £7.99 a month
by Photek » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:06 pm

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Photek wrote:Notable omission is Ubisoft, Activision and Blizzard from Dev list but suppose they could be brought in.


I would suspect that if those companies wanted to play the subscription game, they'd simply do it themselves. I expect Activision will find a way to banana split it up, a 'Call Of Duty Club Pass' for £20 a month only available if you buy the Ultimate Super Deluxe Prestige Edition of Call Of Duty Ludicrous Warfare.

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PostRe: MS announce Xbox Game Pass (Subscription Service) - £7.99 a month
by Ste » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:14 pm

No doubt this will be a good option for some people but for me seeing as the games available on there seem to be quite old ones it makes more sense to me to use the £95.88 (yearly cost) to buy the games I want outright when they are on sale.

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PostRe: MS announce Xbox Game Pass (Subscription Service) - £7.99 a month
by Photek » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:20 pm

Ste wrote:No doubt this will be a good option for some people but for me seeing as the games available on there seem to be quite old ones it makes more sense to me to use the £95.88 (yearly cost) to buy the games I want outright when they are on sale.

Also, I'm wondering if this will undermine Games with Gold, that said, a few games on gwg were in the EA vault also.

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