Xbox Game Pass Launches June 1, Two Week Free Trial Live Now for Gold Members

Xbox Game Pass Launches June 1, Two Week Free Trial Live Now for Gold Members

Microsoft has revealed the Xbox Game Pass, a new subscription service that lets members download and play over 100 games.

The Xbox Game Pass is a brand new offering from Microsoft that kicks off on June 1. What is it? It's a list of 100 Xbox One and backward compatible Xbox 360 games that members can download and play. There are plenty of big name games on offer here, including all three Bioshock games, Halo 5, and NBA 2K16, just to name a few.

The service works pretty simply. Once you have subscribed, you can download any of the 100 games on offer to your Xbox One. In fact, if you have enough hard drive space, Microsoft says that you can download every single game on the service if you like. You also can play the games you have downloaded all the time, even if you are offline.

Microsoft plans to add more games each month, and the number of games on the service will "vary month to month," Xbox's Mike Nichols told GamesRadar. If you like a game that you're playing, you will be able to purchase "all Xbox One games in the catalog - and related add-ons - at an exclusive discount, allowing you to make them part of your permanent library," Nichols said.

If this service sounds like something you'd be interested in, Microsoft plans to launch it on June 1. If you are a member of Xbox Live Gold, you can start a 14-day free trial today. If you decide to subscribe, it will run you $9.99 a month.

You can find a full list of the games available at the launch of Xbox Game Pass over on the official Xbox site.


College tippy2k2 would have lost his mind over this but unfortunately adult tippy2k2 is just kind of Meh about it.

$10 a month for a huge backlog of old games just isn't worth it. I haven't seen all the titles but most everything I've seen is at least a year old, which means I could probably find most of these for about $10 (either right now or eventually with winter sales and whatnot) and I would then own it.

Great looking service, just not one that fits my needs.

Definately one for the students. I dont think I have the time to get my moneys worth out of this.

"vary month to month"? Kind of like how Netflix removes things before you finally get to watching it and every movie you ever want to watch is never on there, so when you finally feel like watching that movie you missed out on, you search for it, and though it has the name of the movie in its search thing, it doesnt have the fucking movie?

Yeah, I think I'm going to be passing on this. There are probably a couple of games on the list that I haven't played yet that I might be interested in at some point or another, but at the same time I could probably still get most of those cheaper at Gamestop than through this service. Not helping is that they're asking for an additional $10 on top of the Gold membership fee, something which can already be expensive for those with a small budget. I also have a hard time believing that you'd be able to install every game onto your hard drive, even if you have the terabyte hard drive.


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