1.    28 Feb 2017 #1
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    Introducing Xbox Game Pass: Unlimited Access to More Than 100 Games




    At Xbox, we put gamers at the center of everything we do and remain committed to giving you the freedom to play the games you want, with the friends you want, on the devices you want. This year is shaping up to be an exciting one for gamers. As we prepare to launch Project Scorpio this holiday, bringing the most powerful console ever made to the Xbox One family of devices, we continue to make platform improvements to connect the growing community of players on Xbox Live and add to a robust and diverse portfolio of games across Xbox One and Windows 10.

    Today, we’re continuing our commitment to give you more options to diversify and expand your library of games with Xbox Game Pass, a new gaming subscription service coming later this spring. Xbox Game Pass gives you unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and backward compatible Xbox 360 games – all for $9.99 per month.

    With great games from top industry publishers such as 2K, 505 Games, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, Capcom, Codemasters, Deep Silver, Focus Home Interactive, SEGA, SNK CORPORATION, THQ Nordic GmbH, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Microsoft Studios, there’s something for everyone to enjoy and you will always find something exciting to play across a variety of genres. Some of the fan-favorite titles coming to Xbox Game Pass when it launches to the broader Xbox community later this spring include Halo 5: Guardians, Payday 2, NBA 2K16 and SoulCalibur II.

    One of the best things about Xbox Game Pass is that you can discover and download the full titles directly on your Xbox One. That means continuous, full-fidelity gameplay without having to worry about streaming, bandwidth or connectivity issues. In addition, all Xbox One games in the catalog – and related add-ons – will be available to purchase at an exclusive discount for Xbox Game Pass members, so you can make the games you love part of your permanent library to play whenever you want. Every month new games will cycle into the subscription with some cycling out, giving you a constantly-updating library of games. Xbox Game Pass is your ticket to endless play.

    It’s important to us that Xbox Game Pass provides an enjoyable and seamless experience. Before the program rolls out to the broader community later this spring, we’ll be testing Xbox Game Pass with select members of the Xbox Insider Program in the Alpha Preview ring starting today with a very limited number of titles. The titles that are available in Preview are just a small glimpse at the expansive catalog of games that will be available when Xbox Game Pass launches this spring. Xbox Live Gold members will also be receiving exclusive access to Xbox Game Pass prior to the program launching to the broader community. We’ll have more details on timing closer to launch.

    We hope you enjoy Xbox Game Pass and all that it has to offer. We’re looking forward to hearing the feedback from the gamers in the Xbox Insider Program and then from the rest of the Xbox community when it’s broadly available later this spring. Your feedback will make this program better for all gamers.

    Thank you for your continued passion and support of Xbox.

    Phil Spencer


    Source: Introducing Xbox Game Pass: Unlimited Access to More Than 100 Games - Xbox Wire
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  2.    28 Feb 2017 #2
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    Great idea, seems to be like what Sony have done with Playstation Now
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  3.    01 Mar 2017 #3
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    I'm not exactly sure what the difference is between that and my current XBOX Live Gold subscription? Not from that blurb anyway. Other than costing me more? Too early in the morning maybe, I'll have to read it over again latter on when i'm fully awake I guess.
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  4.    01 Mar 2017 #4
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    Sounds like another way to squeeze us for more cash. I bet there will be lots of top titles missing from the library. Also cycle in, cycle out - what happens when a game your enjoying as part of the subscription decides to 'cycle out'. I feel happier paying for a game and entirely owning out but that's just me. I'm the same with films and music.
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  5.    01 Mar 2017 #5
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    Currently only the ones labelled "free days" (something like that) cycle out if you don't buy them. The ones I've bought outright are mine forever. The ones you get free through your Gold Subscription are yours as long as you keep the subscription running. I'm not sure about the ones discounted (on sale) and bought with the Gold subscription though? The Deals with Gold ones.
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  6.    02 Mar 2017 #6
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    "Xbox Live Gold members will also be receiving exclusive access to Xbox Game Pass prior to the program launching to the broader community. We’ll have more details on timing closer to launch."

    - we may even be the first thru the door..
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