Xbox Game Pass More Details Revealed: Discounts, Xbox Live, And More

This seems to be a surprisingly customer friendly service.

Posted By | On 28th, Feb. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


Earlier today, Microsoft announced the Xbox Game Pass, an intriguing service where, for $10 a month, costumers get to download from a catalog of over 100 games. It sounds like a great idea- like a Netflix for games, without the uncertainties that are associated with PS Now (and extended to current generation games)- essentially, like a larger scale EA Access.

Now, some more details regarding the service have come to light- for starters, it sounds like subscribing to this service entails you to a 20% discount on Xbox one game purchases, and 10% off for add on content, Season Passes, and DLC (as long as the game itself is available in the Game Pass library). The service is also entirely independent of Xbox live Gold- you don’t need to be a subscriber of one to be a subscriber of the other. That said, naturally, if you want to play your Xbox Game Pass games online, you will need a subscription.

There will be no limit to how many games you can download at a time, and you can play them for as long as you like, as long as your subscription does not lapse. If it does, the games become unavailable to play (unless you bought them). Any Achievements and progress for Xbox Game Pass games remain permanently attached to your account.

On the whole, it’s a surprisingly good service with no catch. It’s good to see something like this come out of Microsoft- I think most Xbox owners would be well benefitted from subscribing to this, much like I said for EA Access previously.


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  • Luke Skywalker

    Oh wow, sounds good. I’d definitely like to see the type of games that’s in there I think I might take out a sub for this. Would like to see more

    • Living While Alive

      I’m an Xbox Insider so I’ll let you know.

    • crazy_black_man-

      And you were you assigned to Gamingbolt for Xbox PR? How cute.

    • Living While Alive

      Ok so I have it what do you want to know.

      It has Max: Curse of the brotherhood. Never got a chance to play that.

      It’s not an app. It’s just like going to the store, actually that’s what you do.

      XGP has it’s own category under Browse games that says Browse XGP

  • The truth-ier

    hmm there BC program is customer focused as well… if you got it digital, you get it for free. MS does alot of customer friendly things. But this is the gen of sony does not wrong on sonybolt

    • crazy_black_man-

      LOL!!!

    • Mark

      SonyBolt! Ahahaa. I like that dude

  • Gamez Rule

    So it’s £7.99 per month in addition to the regular XBL price, but the difference between this service and PS-Now, is that games aren’t streamed.

    So why pay the extra £7.99 when you can just download the games from XBL anyway without that service?

    • Living While Alive

      Read. Please.

      You don’t need a Gold membership for this is independent from that.

      Games alternate every month and you get a 20% discount if you decide to purchase.

      And if you decide to purchase it’s yours to keep forever.

      The said free game, on its out of the catalog whether it be next month or 2, it’s gone from being free forever and must pay full price

    • Gamez Rule

      But if you buy a game from XBL or from the new XGP you’ll still need XBL-G-Membership to use the games you bought online?

      So although you don’t need a G-membership to use and buy games from XGP you still have to have Gold membership to play them online?

    • Living While Alive

      So although you don’t need a G-membership to use and buy games from XGP you still have to have Gold membership to play them online?

      But getting back to my point, if you buy a game from XBL or from the new XGP you’ll still need XBL-G-Membership to use the games you bought online?

      ANSWERING BOTH QUESTIONS.

      Yes, you still NEED an GOLD sub in order to play MULTIPLAYER ONLINE.

      If you buy a game from XBL or XGP, NO you DO NOT need a gold membership to purchase content.

      And once you do purchase it’s yours to keep forever and play offline and online (XBL-G required)with.

    • Gamez Rule

      We knew all that like I pointed out, but right now without XGP we can get selected games with up to 80% off ( See link ) which is more than the 20% off offered from XGP.

      So what I pointing out is there isn’t much point in using XGP service when you get better deals on normal XBL with DWG while saving £7.99 per month.

      http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/Live/deals-with-gold

      So I’ll ask again “So why pay the extra £7.99 PM when you can just download the games from XBL anyway without that service?”

    • Living While Alive

      Noticed what you just said, “selected games”.

      We all know how fantastically robust a companies preselection offer can be! (/s) smh

      From Amazon to McDonald’s and GameStop to Apple, all companies have crappy preselections.

      That’s facts.

    • Gamez Rule

      Yeah “Selected games” from XBL / DWG ( See Link Above ) and far from crappy pre-selections. *Destiny: The Collection, Worms Battlegrounds, Forza Motorsport 5: Racing Game of the Year Edition, etc

      No answer to the question then I see. But IMO there isn’t much point in using XGP service when you get better deals on normal XBL with DWG etc

    • Living While Alive

      I answered you’re question. I replied to my reply because I didn’t want to have you reading an essay in the comment section.

      The reply is above my own.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Good luck with all that promotional nonsense which equates to just copying the EA Access business model for subscription based gaming. Desperate times call for desperate measures indeed. And these are desperate times for the Xbox brand.
      http://lowres.jantoo.com/death-satan-bar-drinks-contract-devil-33232793_low.jpg

    • Living While Alive

      OMG bro, I thought I replied. Alot of sites use Disquis for comments and I must’ve replied to the same topic on a different site.

      However, as I digress, there still is a point.

      None off Ms services cannabilize each other.

      Meaning, you will never see a DWG title as a GWG title at the same time it defeats the purpose.

      You don’t see that now.

      XGP titles will fall under the same motto.

      That’s why MS said they will be alternating the titles to not only have something new and refreshing but also no run into there other services.

      It can go from DWG to XGP to GWG or GWG to XGP to DWG or XGP to DWG to GWG.

      MS said and do constantly change out titles.

      So you cannot go wrong either way.

      Like for me, if it wasn’t for being an insider I wouldn’t of gotten a free month trial and wouldn’t of played Max: Curse of the Brotherhood.

      Like for those times in 2015/2016 where good good games were coming out faster than you can play them all and/or when the small games gotten drown out from the huge AAA titles.

      To be able to pay $10 and play say 2 – 4 titles that are available on XGP for that month, that I’ve missed without having to full-on purchase them is great!

      And with the monthly swapping I could possibly catch up on more titles I missed.

    • Gamez Rule

      “None off Ms services cannabilize each other”

      Ok lets stay with the game you mentioned “Max: Curse of the Brotherhood” as you pointed out that you’ve got a free month trail for being a XGP insider on the above game, and that you also stated that MS services do not cannabilize each other?

      So if what you stated above is correct why is it that I have been given that same game ( for free for ever ) back in Dec 2015 from MS with their Games with Gold service? ( see link )

      http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-12-16-max-the-curse-of-brotherhood-free-for-xbox-live-gold-subscribers

      You may not see deals on the same MS offers, but it was still free at one time from MS nevertheless.

    • Living While Alive

      I know it was and I’m still upset that I missed it.

      I told you about that. I was too busy playing and trying to finish other titles.

      That’s why now I purchase every GWG title and then cancel it, so I can be saved into my account and ready-to-install.

      Won’t make that same mistake twice.

      And again you didn’t miss it but I did.

      Secondly, 2015? That’s even more of a reason right there.

      It’s a great game that I otherwise would have to pay in full (30-40$ or w/e it is) just to play it once.

      But look the XGP is great, right now there are only 21 games on here.

      And I already found one. They still have 79+ more to go till MS reaches 100+ titles.

      I didn’t play none of the Batman remasters or Injustice just to name a few.

      Also, it’s not what you think, you can actually browse and elder what they have before dropping $10.

      MS is just getting ready for Scorpio.

      2017 and beyond the year of Xbox.

      2016 was they’re comeback year.

    • Gamez Rule

      So XGP has games that we probably already own, games that we have grown bored of, & games we’ve traded in because they are years old OR last gen, because like I said IF we stay with the game mentioned “Max: Curse of the Brotherhood” that was free back in 2015 now two years later on MS placed it on the list to people paying £7.99 PM.

      The game you mentioned “Injustice” = Injustice: Gods Among Us is about four+ years old and a last gen title and was given out free by MS in Sept-2013, so although MS are moving forward in years like you have shown the games listed are like I explained above, old, last gen, owned, etc.

      I’m happy you like the XGP offer but I still cannot see any point in using XGP service when you get better deals on normal XBL with DWG when it comes to buying games etc.

      What current gen titles are on the XGP list?

    • Living While Alive

      I gave an example of what I didn’t play.

      I didn’t play MadMax that’s on there.

      PayDay2 is on there. Also, a game in which I feel at full price isn’t worth it so I can try that out.

      Like it seems like you’re trying to find something to complain about.

      And check this out: it’s completely optional!

      There are a bunch of remasters and 2015/16 games I never played.

      And for $10(or a fast food meal) I get access to (for right now)over 100 games incounting.

      What’s the big woof about?

    • Gamez Rule

      Completely optional! I agree, but like I stated I still cannot see any point in using XGP service when you get better
      deals on normal XBL with DWG when it comes to buying games & map-packs.

      You may get 20% off games listed while using XGP even though some of those games have already been given out for FREE to members of XBL using GWG but when using DWG people can save up to 80% on buying games, and that’s far better than the 20% deal XGP offer.

      That’s the big woof.

  • Riggybro

    Good move.

    Your turn Sony..

  • Mr Xrat

    Another subscription for Xgimps to spread their cheeks for. I’ll give credit where credit’s due: Lying Phil’s good at milking the remains of the Xbox fanbase.


 

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