Taking the good news to Microsoft's Xbox Wire newsroom and blog, Spencer proudly announced Xbox Game Pass, a more affordable and enjoyable subscription service for heavy gamers who are thirsty for access to numerous titles.
Games available through the service will include Halo 5: Guardians, Gears of War, Payday 2, National Basketball Association 2K16, Lego Batman, Mad Max and more.
With the subscription, you'll be able to download the games and play them at full fidelity without relying on your internet speed to stream the content. Still, even if you just play one game from the service a month, you've pretty much got your monies worth. Though Xbox Insiders will be able to try the service now, Xbox Live Gold members will also receive access prior to Game Pass's launch. Microsoft's subscription will be a bit more expensive than EA Access though, with a price tag of $9.99 per month. Interactive Entertainment and Microsoft Studios. As stated in Microsoft's statement, games will added to the service monthly, with some titles only being made available for a limited time.
One big difference between Xbox Game Pass and services like Origin Access, is that the catalog of free games offered every month with Game Pass will be changing.
Titles coming to Xbox Game Pass when it launches include Halo 5: Guardians, Payday 2, National Basketball Association 2K16 and SoulCalibur II.More news: Samsung Galaxy S8 to be unveiled on March 29th
"Xbox Game Pass is your ticket to endless play", Xbox leader Phil Spencer wrote in a blog post.
If you are in the Alpha Preview ring of the Xbox Insider Program (formerly known as the Preview Program) then this new feature might be available to you right now.
Xbox has stated that its new Game Pass subscription is completely separate from Xbox Live Gold and you won't need a Gold subscription in order to use Game Pass. Multiplayer on Xbox Game Pass titles will still require an active Xbox Live Gold subscription, however. Let us know what do you think about Xbox Game Pass, and whether you will be signing up for it by commenting in the comments section below. Starting later this spring, however, things are set to get cheaper.
Xbox Game Pass arrives "later this Spring", so perhaps close to E3.