Xbox Game Pass to include new release titles

Posted on January 24, 2018

Proving that the Xbox Game Pass is truly jam-packed with value, it’s been revealed that future new release titles from Microsoft Studios will be available to subscribers the same day that they launch.

Xbox Game Pass originally launched in June 2017, offering gamers the chance to pay a monthly subscription fee to access a huge library of video games from the Xbox One and Xbox 360 library, with now over 100 games playable as a part of the service.

Now, anyone who has Xbox Game Pass will have instant access to new games the day that they launch, including Sea of Thieves (due out March 20th), Crackdown 3 and State of Decay 2. The announcement even went as far to mention other big ticket Xbox franchises that will be available on day one in the future, including Gears of War, Halo and Forza.

Perhaps some new sequels from Gears and Halo might not be that far away after all? Or, there just aren’t that many huge Xbox franchises to mention. Still, this is excellent news (and let the rumours for E3 and Gears of War 5 begin)!

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“We’ve only scratched the surface of the opportunity this new model brings to the industry and what we can deliver to our fans. We firmly believe Xbox Game Pass will be a catalyst to create new opportunities for game developers and publishers to innovate in the way games are developed and delivered, leading to entirely new ways to play.” said Phil Spencer, Executive Vice President of Gaming at Microsoft.

“We’re truly humbled by the incredible response we’ve received to date for Xbox Game Pass, and we look forward to offering an unprecedented choice and value with Xbox Game Pass this spring and beyond.”

With new release Microsoft games now being available from the day they release, this means you could effectively pay for a month of Xbox Game Pass to play a big AAA game on launch day rather than purchasing it at full price in store. Certainly a fantastic deal for anybody on a budget considering the program, and even better for those who subscribe already.

Will this be the nudge you need to get involved in Xbox Game Pass?