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Microsoft told us last October that the Xbox Game Pass was coming to the PC platform and would bring with it a bunch of games that gamers could play for one low price, just as it does on the Xbox console. At the end of May, Microsoft announced that the Xbox Game Pass would hit Windows 10 PCs with 100 game titles in tow. E3 2019 is underway and Microsoft has offered up all the details that we have been waiting to hear about the service. TheXbox Game Pass for PC beta has launched with a regular price of $4.99 per month, but during its introductory period, the service is only $1.00 monthly. Microsoft says that there is a "huge variety" of games from every genre and new games will be added on an... Read more...
Microsoft has been making an effort to convince PC gamers that yes, it cares about their platform of choice just as much as it is smitten by Xbox One players. We have seen this with certain additions to Windows 10, such as the new Windows 10 Xbox Game Bar that was pushed out with the May 2019 Update. Taking things a step further, Microsoft is planning to bring its Xbox Game Pass to PC. Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service that, as of this moment, is exclusive to Xbox players. It runs $9.99 per month (new subscribers can currently sign up for a buck for the first month) and includes unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games, playable on the Xbox One. The obvious comparison is... Read more...
Microsoft has long had its Xbox Live service that you must have to play Xbox game online In 2017, it launched another service called Xbox Game Pass that gave gamers access to a slew of streaming game titles for one price, including some brand new games. A new rumor is going around that claims Microsoft is set to combine Xbox Live and Xbox Game Pass at one cheaper rate for gamers. The rumor comes from WalkingCat via Twitter, who has a track record of being correct on these things. The leaker claims that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will be the name of the new service and that it will cost $14.99 per month. If you bought those services separately, they would set you back $19.98 per month combined. Combining... Read more...
Earlier this month, we first received word that Microsoft is working on a cheaper, disc-less version of the Xbox One S. Not only would this console allow Microsoft to hit a lower price point, making it a more attractive entry for gamers looking for a hot deal, but it also acknowledges the strength and appeal of digital-only game distribution. Today, we’re hearing that the launch of the Xbox One S All-Digital is set for May 7th, which lines up with our previous reporting. According to Windows Central, this will be a simultaneous global launch, although the console is expected to be first unveiled in mid-April at Inside Xbox. The Xbox One S All-Digital is said to look much like... Read more...
Well, this is one spectacular bombshell. Reports are making the rounds that Microsoft and Nintendo are working together bring some Xbox games directly to the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo Switch -- these would be straight ports of existing titles. But that's not all, it appears that the two companies are going all-in with a Project xCloud partnership that would allow Xbox Game Pass subscribers to stream games to a Nintendo Switch. This would allow for truly cross-platform gaming that would be less dependent on tying you into one particular hardware ecosystem, but instead rely on streaming games to a wide variety of devices as long as you have a fast and stable internet connection.... Read more...
One way to get your fill of gaming on the Xbox One without paying $60 a pop for games is to grab an Xbox Game Pass subscription. It's priced at $9.99 per month (following a free 14-day trial) and offers access to over 100 games, including new Xbox exclusives. It's sort of a Netflix for games, and it's headed to the PC platform. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella confirmed the plan to bring Xbox Game Pass to PCs during an earnings call. The vision Microsoft has is to "have a platform that has a community around it and monetize it as well." Porting Xbox Game Pass to PC plays into that goal. "Xbox has the key gaming community and the monetization capabilities. Whether it's first-party games or third-party... Read more...
  Microsoft just announced that its Xbox Game Pass service is now ready for primetime. Starting today, all Xbox Live Gold members can sign up for the subscription gaming service, which will allow you to access over 100 games — whenever you want — for $9.99 per month. Now before you get the idea that Xbox Game Pass will only provide you will old and crusty Xbox 360 games; there will also be current hit titles available to play including Halo 5: Guardians, and titles from the Gears of War franchise. Other games that you can access include NBA 2K16, Mega Man Legacy Collection, LEGO Batman and Streets of Rage. It’s important to note that the library of 100+ games won’t stay the same from month-to-month.... Read more...
If you prefer the all-you-can-eat buffet approach to digital media consumption, Microsoft has a new gaming service that just might be right up your alley. The new subscription service, which is called Xbox Game Pass, will give you access to over 100 games at a cost of $9.99 per month. In essence, this is quite similar in concept to the Netflix model, albeit for games. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer says that Xbox One and backwards compatible Xbox 360 games will be included in that 100-game tally, although we hope that there are more of the former instead of the latter. A number of popular publishers have signed up for the service including Capcom, 2K, Microsoft Studios, and SEGA. Some of the games... Read more...