Microsoft wants to give people who buy an Xbox One a way to have a massive instant library of games at a reasonable price, and that has led the company to introduce a new subscription service.Xbox Game Pass is a $10 per-month premium membership for Xbox One that offers unlimited access to more than 100 games.
This is a separate subscription from Xbox Live Gold, and it s all about an on-demand method for fleshing out your gaming library with Xbox One and backward-compatible Xbox 360 games.
For Microsoft, this is its latest move to stay competitive in the console space against Sony s PlayStation 4, which has outsold the Xbox One this generation.
Game Pass also makes sense as part of Microsoft s Play Anywhere program that has seen more of the company s first-party console games come to PC.Game Pass launches in the spring.
At Xbox, we put gamers at the center of everything we do and remain committed to giving you the freedom to play the games you want, with the friends you want, on the devices you want, Microsoft Xbox boss Phil Spencer wrote in a blog post.
Today, we re continuing our commitment to give you more options to diversify and expand your library of games with Xbox Game Pass, a new gaming subscription service coming later this spring.