Xbox Games Pass is the Xbox subscription service (with currently over 15 million subscribers) that gives gamers access to an increasingly large games library (currently over 200), that you can download and play on an Xbox One, the Xbox Series X/S and also PC. This article will go into more detail about the Xbox Games Pass, such as price, features (Xbox All Access) and the games library.
Once you have subscribed to Xbox Game Pass you can start downloading games from the library and play them for as long as you have an Xbox Game Pass subscription. Titles are updated regularly, with Microsoft exclusives for the Xbox Series X/S being released immediately on Game Pass (for example, Halo Infinite will be available on day one). The games library includes titles from the Original Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and the Xbox Series X/S.
With the Ultimate version you also get Xbox Live Gold which costs $9.99 per month and includes Deals with Gold, Games with Gold and multiplayer.
If you are planning on purchasing either the Xbox Series X or the Series S you can do so with the financing option where you pay $34.99 per month for the Series X and receive the console and a subscription to Xbox Game Pass over 24 months. If you want the Series S, you can pay $24.99 monthly with Xbox Game Pass included also. This is being called Xbox All Access.
No, once you end your subscription, any games that you have downloaded with the Xbox Game Pass will no longer be available to play. You can begin playing them again if you resubscribe.
You can subscribe to Xbox Game Pass here on the Xbox website, or on your Xbox console directly.
You can see the full games library here. This is a small selection of the games that you can expect to play.
Note: Microsoft has recently purchased Bethesda game studios, possibly giving priority to new releases such as Starfield, Elder Scrolls 6 and other Bethesda releases.
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