First announced earlier this year, Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service that will give Xbox One owners access to a pool of titles to play as much as they see fit for as long as they are subscribed. Subscribers who want to permanently own their favorite digital titles will be able to purchase them at a discounted price. The service launched at the beginning of June 2017 with over one hundred available games.
During a recent Xbox Daily, several new points were announced regarding how the content of the Xbox Game Pass catalog will work:
At the first of the month, at least five new titles will be added to the pool of available games for the Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft is emphasizing a mix of different ESRB ratings and genres to provide a diverse entertainment experience. As for games leaving the service, it was stated that titles will leave at some indeterminate point on a title-by-title basis. An unspecified set of their “first games” won’t be leaving the catalog until late November, and it was stated that the “vast majority” of the games will be in there for a much longer period. Overall, the majority of the titles will be staying on longer than not, and the constant influx of new games being added will likely provide a relatively healthy pool of titles to select from.
If Xbox Game Pass sounds like the sort of thing you would be interested in, you can sign up for a 14-day free trial at the service’s official site. After that, Xbox Game Pass is $9.99 a month.
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