This spring, Microsoft is bringing Xbox Game Pass to Xbox One and Windows 10, saying that a “robust and diverse portfolio” of games will be available to play.
This portfolio of include games from publishers such as Bandai Namco Entertainment, Capcom, 2K, Deep Silver, Codemasters, Sega, THQ Nordic GmbH, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Microsoft Studios. Microsoft expects to have over 100 games available at launch, but games confirmed at the time of writing are Halo 5: Guardians, Payday 2, NBA 2K16, and SoulCalibur II.
The service will cost $9.99 per month, games will be fully downloadable and can be played offline for up to 30 days. These games and any related add-ons will also receive a discount exclusive to Xbox Game Pass members, with games available to purchase for 20% off, and add-ons for 10% off.
Every month, games will cycle in and out of the service. Xbox Live Gold members will be the first to receive access to Xbox Game Pass once it is out of Alpha Preview in the Xbox Insider Program. However, Xbox Live Gold is not a requirement for using the Game Pass.
If your subscription ends, or is cancelled, you won’t be able to play the games you downloaded through Xbox Game Pass. Your progress and achievements will be saved, with the games remaining in your library until you remove them manually. There is also no limit to the amount of games you can download either, and backwards compatible games will also be available.
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