Xbox's New Service Is Basically Netflix For Games And It Sounds Life-Changing
Xbox has announced Xbox Game Pass, a new subscription service that offers “unlimited” access to over 100 Xbox One and backward compatible 360 games for just £8/$10 a month.
Games like 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 will be available to play for a single monthly price once the service rolls out in the spring.
A limited version of the service is already available for testing to those of you participating in Xbox Insider Program, and is expected to extend to the rest of us in the next few months.
“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,” says Xbox’s Phil Spencer.
Unlike PlayStation’s PS Now subscription service, Xbox Game Pass doesn’t stream games, but instead permits the player to download the game directly to their hard drive.
“One of the best things about Xbox Game Pass is that you can discover and download the full titles directly on your Xbox One,” adds Spencer. “That means continuous, full-fidelity gameplay without having to worry about streaming, bandwidth or connectivity issues.”
Plus, if you play something you love and would like to add to your permanent collection, all Xbox One games and associated DLC can be bought for a discount, too. Sweet!
- By Vikki Blake @_vixx