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Microsoft Takes Aim At PlayStation Now With Netflix-Like Xbox Game Pass

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Ralph Miller
Feb 28, 2017 15:57
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Microsoft has just rolled out an attractive new subscription service called “Xbox Game Pass” that may be the most “Netflix for video games”-like entry to date.

It’s a $9.99 per month subscription that gives players access to 100 Xbox One/Xbox 360 games, a list that will expand and change over time.

First is that it’s just a flat subscription, with apparently less confusion about what you can only rent individually or what you can buy outright.

With Xbox Game Pass, while games will cycle in and out of the rotation, you can purchase them to add them to your library permanently at a discounted price if they’re in the catalog.

The second major difference is that PS Now is a streaming service, which makes it more Netflix-y perhaps, but with Xbox Game Pass, you can actually download these games directly to your hard drive.

Cloud/streaming-based gaming has not exactly caught on yet, and internet/bandwidth issues can cause problems for players trying to stream games.

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