Microsoft announces XBox Game Pass

March 1, 2017

Microsoft today announced a new subscription service for XBox One owners called the XBox Game Pass. The pass, which costs $10.95 a month, will provide access to over 100 games from the XBox library.

Those games include titles from a number of publishers, including Bandai Namco, Capcom, Codemasters, Deep Silver, Focus Home Interactive, Sega, SNK, THQ Nordic, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Microsoft Studios with titles ranging from Terraria and Megaman Legacy Collection through to Halo 5 and NBA 2K16.

Unlike Sony’s Playstation Now subscription service, games available through the XBox Live Pass will be able to be downloaded and installed directly on the console without the need to worry about issues such as streaming bandwidth and network interruptions.

XBox Game Pass is currently available to XBox Insider users and will be available generally in September 2017.