Microsoft Reveals the Xbox Game Pass Has Expanded to Include Upcoming Releases
Just a few short days ago Phil Spencer stated that Microsoft hears its fans and will be investing more in first-party content and now they’ve got some exciting news. Microsoft has just revealed their plan to bring exclusive Xbox titles to the Xbox Game Pass subscription. These will include all new and upcoming games like Sea of Thieves and Crackdown 3!
Following many requests from fans to bring more blockbuster games to the Game Pass, Microsoft has decided to do just that. That’s right, Phil Spencer has just revealed that all future games will be available through the Game Pass subscription on the same day they launch for everyone else. Here’s the official announcement, “Today, we’re excited to announce plans for a major expansion to Xbox Game Pass that underscores our commitment to deliver our fans the ultimate gaming subscription service. 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.”
And it’s not just Sea of Thieves that will be available in the future Spencer says. “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.”
The Xbox Game Pass has seen huge success since its launch back in June, providing members access to over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles. If you haven’t heard much about it, it’s basically the Netflix for Xbox fans.
Up until now there was only a monthly subscription available, for $9.99, however Phil Spencer has also announced that Microsoft is launching a six month subscription option. These six month subscriptions will be available for $59.99 at partnering retailers like GameStop on March 20th. Spencer is excited for what the Game Pass means for the future, stating, “We’ve only scratched the surface of the opportunity this new model brings to the industry and what we can deliver to our fans. We firmly believe Xbox Game Pass will be a catalyst to create new opportunities for game developers and publishers to innovate in the way games are developed and delivered, leading to entirely new ways to play.”
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