Lately Microsoft revealed the details of Xbox games and its the upcoming expansions of Xbox Game Pass by opening subscription pages. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate which is now available to everyone after a period of limited availability to some Xbox Insiders. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate essentially rolls together an Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold subscriptions for $14.99 a month, although if you sign up on the Microsoft store now you can take advantage of an introductory offer which will get you the first month for $1.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is the combination of two current programs: Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold. Subscribers to Ultimate will have access to both for one monthly subscription cost instead of two separate ones. Additionally, the new Xbox Game Pass for PC subscription will also be included with Game Pass Ultimate.
It’s worth noting that Game Pass Ultimate is available to everyone, as it includes both the console game plan and the PC game plan on top of the Live subscription. This means Ultimate subscribers can play on Xbox One or Windows 10.
For PC players who just want access to Game Pass on its own, Microsoft has also now confirmed details and pricing for Xbox Game Pass on PC and at $5 per month you will have a library of over 100 games. The library will include titles such as Forza Horizon 4, Sea of Thieves and We Happy Few while Gears 5, Ori and the Will of the Wisps and Halo: The Master Chief Collection appear to be “Coming Soon”.
If you choose to buy any game you play in Game Pass Ultimate, you’ll get a 10 percent discount on it while you’re a member.
Game Pass on PC will also offer similar discounts to the console service for those looking to purchase their games. Those interested will be able to take advantage of an introductory offer which gives a month of the subscription for $1 as said above.
The new PC-specific Game Pass subscription has its own list of games, some of which are a crossover with the console program on account of Xbox Play Anywhere. But many are exclusive to PC, such as launch titles Football Manager 2019 and Metro Exodus.
Xbox Live Gold provides you with a number of perks. The first is access to online multiplayer in any Xbox One game, so if you want to play with friends you need Gold. More than that, though, Gold gives you four free games every month, two Xbox One titles and two Xbox 360 titles that are backward compatible and are yours to keep.
Gold subscribers also get exclusive discounts every single week on games from the Microsoft Store, as well as additional discounts during special promotional periods such as the Easter sale. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate provides access to all of this under one subscription.
How to get started with Game Pass Subscriptions?
You can choose and purchase the Xbox Game Pass plan (Ultimate, Console Games, PC Games) that is right for you at https://xbox.com/gamepass
The Xbox Game Pass PC Games plan includes unlimited access to a library of high quality PC games on Windows 10. With games added all the time, you’ll always have something new to play. The best way to experience Xbox Game Pass on Windows 10 is with the new Xbox app, available for download from the Microsoft Store or at https://xbox.com/pcgamesplan
Joining Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will upgrade your remaining Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass for Console or Xbox Game Pass for PC time into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for the same amount of time, up to 36 months. All conversions are final. Once converted, you cannot re-convert your Ultimate membership back to a previous membership. Maximum 36 months of redeemed Ultimate per account at a time, including any converted time from Xbox Live Gold and/or Xbox Game Pass (for PC or console). Game titles and number vary over time and by country. Membership continues to be charged at the then-current price (subject to change; plus applicable taxes) unless cancelled. Cancel at any time to stop your next scheduled charge.
If your membership terminates or a game is removed from the catalogue, you must reactivate your membership or buy the game separately to continue using these items. ISP fees may apply. Note that age restrictions apply.
Simply visit the Microsoft Store from the account you wish to link to Game Pass Ultimate and buy a subscription.