Microsoft has announced the Xbox Game Pass, a monthly based subscription service that gives you full access to the backward compatible library of 100+ Xbox 360 games with additional access to current Xbox One games.
Microsoft states that you can download the games and play them offline. This should help avoid the streaming issues that came with Sony’s similar program, PlayStation Now.
The library of video games available to pass holders will be updated monthly with both old and games to play. Simply owning the pass will provide a 20% off discount for games currently in the catalog of the subscription service. Additionally, those same games will have a 10% discount off their add-on content.
The service allows users to download as many games as they wish as long as storage is available on the system. However, if their subscription is canceled, the games will no longer be available to play. Although, their progresss and achievements will be saved to their account, allowing users to come back when they re-subscribe.
The service is set to release in Spring 2017, giving its competitors a glimpse of what to expect. The price should range from $9.99 in addition to needing Xbox Gold to play multiplayer which would put you in at roughly, $20.
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Last modified: March 1, 2017