Xbox Game Pass - over 100 Xbox One + 360 games, £7.99 per month. Preview ends on 7th April

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PostXbox Game Pass - over 100 Xbox One + 360 games, £7.99 per month. Preview ends on 7th April
by Monkey Man » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:10 pm

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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 Moggy » 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 Moggy » 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 Ironhide » 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 more 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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by KKLEIN » 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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by more 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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by Photek » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:06 pm

more heat than light wrote:
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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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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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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