Xbox Game Pass is Netflix for gamers

Posted on March 1, 2017

Xbox have announced that a new subscription service known as Xbox Game Pass will be available sometime this year.

For just $9.99 USD, gamers will have access to a library of over 100 video game titles from Xbox One and Xbox 360 via backwards compatibility. Unlike other subscription services that stream, with Xbox Game Pass you’ll be able to download games fully as if you have paid for them at full price and then play them at your leisure.


Phil Spencer mentioned just a handful of examples that will be included in the subscription service: “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”.

He went on to add that “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.”  There will also be discounts on Xbox titles and other content like season passes and DLC will also be discounted.

Testing will be occurring with select members of the Xbox Insider program starting from today.

Find out more information about Xbox Game Pass here. Will you be subscribing?