Much like Sony and EA before it, Microsoft has decided it's not just content with selling games as a one-off purchase.Instead, it's doing its own subscription service that costs $10 a month.Xbox Game Pass, as it's being called, is more like EA Access than PlayStation Now.That means there's no streaming involved, and users get to download games in their entirety with no usage limits.Microsoft is promising over 100 Xbox One and backwards compatible Xbox 360 games, and subscribers will be offered exclusive discounts on the eligible titles (and their respective DLC) should they decide they want to properly own a copy for themselves.Well not properly own, because it's all digital, but you know what I mean.
Coming this spring to the Xbox One, the Xbox Game Pass will give console owners access to over 100 Xbox One and backwards compatible games for $9.99 a month.The Xbox Game Pass is not a streaming service, like PlayStation Now, but a game download subscription along the lines of EA Access.Subscribers who pay the $9.99 monthly fee will be able to choose from games like Halo 5: Guardians, Payday 2, NBA 2K16 and SoulCalibur II (examples given in Microsoft’s official announcement,) downloading them directly to their system and playing them as if they were purchased digitally.Subscribers will be able to purchase the games in the catalog at a discount (20 percent off games, 10 percent off add-ons,) adding them permanently to their Xbox library.The Xbox Game Pass will start rolling out today to select members of the Xbox Insider program today, with plans to launch exclusively for Xbox Live Gold subscribers before going live for all Xbox One owners this spring.Looking at the image provided above, we’ve also got Saint’s Row IV, The Mega Man Collection, Terraria, Mad Max, Lego Batman, Fable III, Mad Max and several fading box arts to look forward to.
Microsoft wants to give people who buy an Xbox One a way to have a massive instant library of games at a reasonable price, and that has led the company to introduce a new subscription service.Xbox Game Pass is a $10 per-month premium membership for Xbox One that offers unlimited access to more than 100 games.This is a separate subscription from Xbox Live Gold, and it s all about an on-demand method for fleshing out your gaming library with Xbox One and backward-compatible Xbox 360 games.For Microsoft, this is its latest move to stay competitive in the console space against Sony s PlayStation 4, which has outsold the Xbox One this generation.Game Pass also makes sense as part of Microsoft s Play Anywhere program that has seen more of the company s first-party console games come to PC.Game Pass launches in the spring.At Xbox, 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, Microsoft Xbox boss Phil Spencer wrote in a blog post.Today, we re continuing our commitment to give you more options to diversify and expand your library of games with Xbox Game Pass, a new gaming subscription service coming later this spring.
Microsoft announced today that it is introducing a new premium membership program for Xbox One that will give players instant access to scores of digital games, and Wall Street is viewing that move as somewhat hostile toward one of the world’s biggest gaming retailers.GameStop’s stock price has dropped nearly 8 percent today following Xbox boss Phil Spencer revealing the Xbox Game Pass service.This is a program where Xbox One owners can pay $10 per month to have unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and backward-compatible Xbox 360 games.Of course, these are all digital games that you download from Microsoft’s Xbox Game Store, and it’s likely that investors are seeing this as a major threat to GameStop.And an instant library on a console like Xbox One could potentially eat into GameStop’s sales.The brick-and-mortar retailer makes quite a lot of its money from secondhand sales where it resells products that consumers have traded in.If more people are playing digital games, that takes product out of the supply chain that could end up on GameStop store shelves.Additionally, Game Pass looks like it will primarily traffick in older games that people would typically would purchase used.
In this generation of console wars, the Xbox One has lagged behind the PS4 in both sales and consumer mindshare.In fact, a January report from games intelligence firm SuperData pegged Microsoft has selling half the number of consoles as Sony.Think of the service as Spotify or Netflix, but for the Xbox One.When it launches later this spring, the $10 a month Xbox Game Pass subscription will give subscribers unlimited access to over 100 Xbox and Xbox 360 games.Sony has its own subscription service, PlayStation Now, but it differs from Xbox Game Pass in a few ways.PlayStation Now is just PS3 games; Xbox Game Pass will include Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles.
Having free games with Xbox Live Gold was one thing, but Microsoft wants to go one step further.The company is launching a new service called the Xbox Game Pass.The feature isn’t live yet, but the company already announced some names so that the company can start beta testing Xbox Game Pass.Those games will be Xbox One or Xbox 360 games that work on the Xbox One thanks to backward compatibility.These games will come from Microsoft (obviously), as well as 2K, 505 Games, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Codemasters, Deep Silver, Focus Home Interactive, SEGA, SNK CORPORATION, THQ Nordic GmbH, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.But you can expect to get Halo 5, Payday 2, NBA 2K16 and SoulCalibur II as part of this subscription (so moderately new and very old games).
Microsoft has announced Xbox Game Pass, a Netflix-style service granting subscribers access to more than 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles via backwards compatibility on a user's Xbox One console.The service will be offered with a small selection of games to members of the Xbox Insider Program later today (28 January).Games include Halo 5: Guardians, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Fable 3, Saints Row 4 and Mad Max.As stated in Microsoft's statement, games will added to the service monthly, with some titles only being made available for a limited time.Subscribers will also get access to exclusive discounts should they want to own games available to them through the service in perpetuity."One of the best things about Xbox Game Pass is that you can discover and download the full titles directly on your Xbox One," says Xbox boss Phil Spencer's statement.
Microsoft has just rolled out an attractive new subscription service called “Xbox Game Pass” that may be the most “Netflix for video games”-like entry to date.It’s a $9.99 per month subscription that gives players access to 100 Xbox One/Xbox 360 games, a list that will expand and change over time.First is that it’s just a flat subscription, with apparently less confusion about what you can only rent individually or what you can buy outright.With Xbox Game Pass, while games will cycle in and out of the rotation, you can purchase them to add them to your library permanently at a discounted price if they’re in the catalog.The second major difference is that PS Now is a streaming service, which makes it more Netflix-y perhaps, but with Xbox Game Pass, you can actually download these games directly to your hard drive.Cloud/streaming-based gaming has not exactly caught on yet, and internet/bandwidth issues can cause problems for players trying to stream games.
Microsoft announced today that "late in the spring of 2017" launches Xbox Game Pass, a subscription service which provides monthly, unlimited access to the more than 100 game titles.big names like Halo 5: Guardians, Payday 2, NBA 2K16, and Lego Batman fronts the offer, which is reported to land at around 90 sek/month.the User does not need to connect to an Xbox Live gold membership to take advantage of the service, but in order to play multiplayer.New titles to be added each month, and Microsoft themselves say that you are working with many renowned game developers around the new offering.to continue playing the already downloaded games, you also need to continue to be connected to the service – to sign up, download everything and then disappear works then not.
Many of us have extensive backlogs of games that we'll probably never get to, but if you have a voracious gaming appetite and own an Xbox One, Microsoft's latest news may be up your alley.Today, the company announced the Xbox Game Pass, a subscription-based program that will let members access more than 100 digital games for a monthly fee.Microsoft will charge £8 per month (or US$10 in the States) for the program, and it's planned to launch later this spring.Xbox Live Gold members will get a first crack at it before everyone else can subscribe.Unlike Sony's PlayStation Now service for various devices, these games won't stream to your console – you can download and play them locally without concerns about consistent bandwidth.Granted, you'll need to maintain your subscription to actually play the games, and Microsoft says that games will cycle in and out of the library over time.
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Microsoft has announced the Xbox Game Pass, a new monthly subscription service that offers hundred of Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles.The service will allow players to download an extensive library of games directly to their Xbox One for small monthly fee.It will also be compatible with Project Scorpio upon launching later this year.Xbox Game Pass launch date - When can I join?Writing on Xbox Wire, Xbox boss Phil Spencer confirmed that the service will be launching in spring 2017, with a select number of titles now available for Xbox Insider members.A solid release date is yet to be confirmed, but it shouldn’t be too far off.
The Xbox Game Pass will be offering top titles including Halo 5, Mad Max, Saints Row 4, Fable 3 and Gears of War to kick-off its service.The service includes both Xbox One games and Xbox 360 titles thanks to Backwards Compatibility.It begins rolling out to select members of the Xbox Insider Program at 2pm GMT today, and will launch to the broader community later this spring.If you’re part of the Xbox Insider Program and would like to take the update right away, you’ll need to reboot your Xbox One; otherwise, Xbox Game Pass should appear on your dashboard "within an hour or so", say bosses.Phil Spencer, of Xbox, said: "At Xbox, 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."As we prepare to launch Project Scorpio this holiday, bringing the most powerful console ever made to the Xbox One family of devices, we continue to make platform improvements to connect the growing community of players on Xbox Live and add to a robust and diverse portfolio of games across Xbox One and Windows 10.
Microsoft has announced the impending launch of Xbox Game Pass, a subscription service which provides Xbox One owners with access to a library of 100 games for a monthly fee.Building on the company's Games with Gold programme, which offers gamers who pay the monthly fee required for online multiplayer access a small number of games each month as a reward, Xbox Game Pass works on an all-you-can-eat model: Players pay a monthly subscription fee of $9.99 likely to be £9.99 in the UK and gain access to a library of over 100 console games.Unlike rival Sony's similar PlayStation Now service, which renders the games on remote cloud servers and streams the result to the player, each game is downloaded and installed locally just as though it had been purchased from the software store directly - though access to the games is lost if you cancel your subscription.Microsoft has not yet shared details of the full library of games on offer, but Xbox head Phil Spencer admitted in the announcement that 'every month new games will cycle into the subscription with some cycling out' and that anyone wishing to add a game to their 'permanent library' before it disappears will be given the option of purchasing it at a discount.Companies confirmed as partnering on the programme to include their games in the library are 2K, 505 Games, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Capcom, Codemasters, Deep Silver, Focus Home Interactive, Sega, SNK Corporation, THQ Nordic, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and of course Microsoft's own Microsoft Studios.Launch titles available will include Halo 5: Guardians, Payday 2, NBA 2K16, and SoulCalibur II, while the library will encompass both native Xbox One games and backwards-compatible Xbox 360 titles.
Xbox players will soon be able to access a selection of old and new games through Microsoft's new $10 (£8) subscription services.The Xbox Game Pass will allow subscribers to access more than 100 games, which can all be downloaded directly to the console instead of the common practice of streaming.Several publishers are involved with the service, including Bandai Namco and Codemasters, and more games will be added to the line-up in the coming months.Microsoft is also offering discounts on titles and downloadable content across the Xbox One online store.Figures have yet to be announced, but values are expected to vary over different games.However, the company isn't the only games giant to launch a subscription services for its backlog of titles.
On Tuesday, Microsoft announced Xbox Game Pass: A Netflix-style service where Xbox One gamers get access to over 100 titles for $9.99 a month.Following that news, GameStop shares took a tumble, falling just about 8% by the closing bell.Wall Street seemed to be showing concern that Xbox Game Pass would take a bite out of the retail chain's lucrative used game business.Now, Microsoft Corporate VP of Xbox Marketing Mike Nichols says that the two companies are in touch and now plan to come up with a way for GameStop stores and other retail establishments to resell Xbox Game Pass to their own customers.Nichols tells Business Insider: We ve been extremely happy with the response to yesterday s announcement of Xbox Game Pass.We also know that our fans look for a variety of ways to purchase and try games and services, and I m happy to announce that we are working with retail partners, such as GameStop, on offering Xbox Game Pass to their customers.We ll have more details to share in the future.Without those further details, we can only guess, but it seems likely that GameStop and other stores will sell prepaid cards, the same way you can buy Netflix or Hulu subscription credit at the cash register.While it's still up in the air to what extent the Xbox Game Pass service will lure budget-conscious shoppers away from used games, Microsoft is signalling that it's not willing to leave its retail partners entirely out in the cold while it works this new service out.That is important, too, because Microsoft still relies on stores like GameStop to sell Xbox hardware and software to customers — for lots of gamers, GameStop is how they get their fix.NOW WATCH: Why it s so hard to get a good deal when selling used games at GameStopLoading video...
Microsoft is launching a new subscription gaming service offering digital titles to play on Xbox One.Xbox Game Pass will offer more than 100 Xbox One and backwards-compatible Xbox 360 games including Halo 5: Guardians, Payday 2, NBA 2K16 and Lego Batman.Indie and retro games such as Terraria and Mega Man Legacy Collection will also feature.Available from today for members of Microsoft's Xbox Insider Program, or late Spring for everyone else, the subscription costs £7.99 a month and new games will be added regularly, in a similar way to how Microsoft's Games with Gold program works for Xbox Live Subscribers.Whereas free games offered through Games With Gold are only downloadable during the month they're offered, games available on the new service will be accessible for as long as they're included in the Games Pass "active catalogue".If there's a title you play via Xbox Games Pass that you particularly enjoy and don't want to lose access, you'll be able to buy a permanent copy with a 20 per cent discount.
Microsoft has announced the Xbox Game Pass, a new monthly subscription service that offers hundred of Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles.The service will allow players to download an extensive library of games directly to their Xbox One for small monthly fee.It will also be compatible with Project Scorpio upon launching later this year.Xbox Game Pass Launch Date: When can I join?Writing on Xbox Wire, Xbox boss Phil Spencer confirmed that the service will be launching in spring 2017, with a select number of titles now available for Xbox Insider members.A solid release date is yet to be confirmed, but it shouldn’t be too far off.
A few years ago, Sony unveiled a streaming game service for the PS4 called PlayStation Now.With a PS Now subscription, PS4 owners are be able to stream PS3 games on PS4 without actually having to download them.Eventually, the service made its way to PC as well, and later this year the service is growing once again as Sony adds PlayStation 4 games to the streaming library for the very first time.In a post on the PlayStation Blog, PS Now Senior Marketing Manager Brian Dunn announced that the team will kick off a private test with a selection of PS4 games on the service “in the next few weeks.” If you already subscribe to PS Now, keep an eye on your email, because you might get an invite to the closed test.It might be a coincidence, but this sudden reveal comes on the heels of Microsoft announcing the Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One owners.Although Microsoft has chosen to offer games downloads rather than streaming for its $9.99 monthly subscription service, it’s a similar concept, and one that Sony had to match.
p Starting today, Microsoft’s new gaming subscription service Xbox Game Pass will be available to all Live Gold members though all other users will have to wait until June 1.Subscribing provides over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games for a monthly fee of $10./p p With the Xbox Game Pass, subscribers will be able to download classics like the Mega Man Legacy Collection and Streets of Rage as well as more recent hits like NBA 2K16, all three Gears of War, and the BioShock games.Indies such as Terraria and Knight Squad will also available./p p The pricing of Xbox Game Pass is competitive with PlayStation Plus, which is also $10 per month.Sony has credited a large chunk of the $3.2 billion revenue from the third quarter of fiscal year 2016 to their subscription service.
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