Xbox Division Boss Phil Spencer announced a major change regarding the Xbox Game Pass. It was initially released in June of 2017 and since then, the reception from the Xbox community has been positive. Thus, keeping in mind the positive response, and the welfare of the gamers, Xbox decided that the game pass along with access to a huge library of Xbox games, will also include the latest game releases from Microsoft Studios as well.
In other words, the Xbox Game Pass holders will receive any new game from Microsoft Studios the same day as other non-game pass holders will receive. The Game Pass is available for $9.99 per month. And for $59.99 for 6-months.
Read below some important statements made by Phil Spencer in this regard is posted below.
When we launched Xbox Game Pass in June 2017, we knew we wanted to craft a service with gamers in mind. That meant a diverse, expanding the library of over 100 games and counting, matched with one monthly price and unlimited access to download and play full-fidelity experiences.
Today, we’re excited to announce plans for a major expansion of 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.
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.
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.