WATCH: Xbox Game Pass To Contain First-Party Exclusives Moving Forward…All Of Them
For those of you subscribed to Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass, a bombshell of awesome was just dropped. Anybody that has been on the fence, the day may have finally arrived that the decision becomes a solid yes. Xboss Phil Spencer revealed that the subscription service is about to get a whole lot better, and here’s how.
In a post on the good ol’ Xbox Wire, Spencer outlined the plans for the Xbox Game Pass moving forward. With the bounty of titles that have been provided through the service for just $10 a month, gamers may wonder what could possibly make things better. Well, not only will past games be added to the program, but all first-party exclusives will also join the Xbox Game Pass the day they launch worldwide. That’s right, once a game is released, it will simultaneously be available to subscribers. Check out the announcement video below:
Moving forward, we plan to release all new Xbox One exclusive games from Microsoft Studios into Xbox Game Pass on the same date as their global release. This means that when Sea of Thieves launches on March 20, it will be included in Xbox Game Pass to all members.
This plan to bring new games timed with their global release into Xbox Game Pass not only includes announced titles like Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2 and Crackdown 3 but future unannounced games from Microsoft Studios including new iterations of our biggest Xbox One exclusive franchises such as Halo,Forza and Gears of War, on the same day they launch.”
As seen in the statement above from the Xboss, when Sea of Thieves sets sail, it will also find a home within the Xbox Game Pass service. When Halo 6 eventually makes its way to market, Game Pass subscribers will also be able to play it on day one.
Needless to say, skipping that late-night Taco Bell run or early-morning quintuple frappuccino a couple days a week will be worth it for Xbox gamers. Plus, it is mentioned that a few different options are in the works. Here’s what was said:
Our fans have also asked for more choice in the subscription offerings available for Xbox Game Pass. As part of today’s library expansion, we are also pleased to announce that we are working closely with our retail partners, such as GameStop, to offer a 6-month Xbox Game Pass subscription card for those fans who look for a variety of ways to purchase and enjoy new games and services. The 6-month Xbox Game Pass subscription card will be available at select retail partners for $59.99 beginning March 20. By working closely with retail partners, Xbox Game Pass will have valuable ambassadors in popular destinations for gamers to discover new and exciting games and enjoy community.”
What say you, gamers? Are you already a member of the subscription service, or has Microsoft just convinced you why you need to be? Do you believe there is more that can be done to make it even better? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7! For other gaming news, check out the following:
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