Xbox Game Pass: The Offline Netflix For Games

Microsoft has just announced its brand new subscription service, the Xbox Game Pass. It’s $9.99 a month and it gives you access to over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 backwards compatible games.

This service is completely separate from Xbox Live Gold, but if you are a member you get early access once it’s done the rounds for the Xbox Insider Program. For everyone else, Game Pass will be coming “later this spring.”Xbox Game Pass: The Offline Netflix For Games

But how does it work? The Xbox Game Pass is not a streaming service like PlayStation Now, you can actually download the games the want from the catalog and play them to your heart’s content until they are no longer available.

However, if you want add-ons, DLCs, the Season Pass, or to keep the game forever, you’ll have to pay up. Though it won’t be full price and the Xbox Game Pass does provide a discount, but Microsoft hasn’t revealed what rate that will be.

The games available will change month-to-month, but some titles will stick around for longer.

Some of the titles Microsoft plans on releasing for the Xbox Game Pass after its beta testing are “Halo 5: Guardians, Saints Row IV Re-Elected, NBA 2K16, Mad Max, LEGO Batman, Mega Man Legacy Collection, Terraria, Payday 2, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Fable III, SoulCalibur II, and Tekken Tag 2.”

How does this subscription service sound to you? Do you think it’s worth it, or just another way Microsoft wants to make money? Let us know in the comments below!


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