Xbox Game Pass Launch Set for June 1

Microsoft has announced the launch date for their new Xbox Game Pass service.

The games subscription service is launching on June 1st, and will cost $9.99 / €9.99 / £7.99 per month. You’ll also get a 14 day free trial, and Xbox Live Gold subscribers can access this today.

Over one hundred Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles will be available at launch, including games like Mad MaxD4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die, and more. You can view the entire list here.

Finally, if you’re an Xbox Game Pass subscriber, you’ll get a 20% discount on related Xbox One game purchases, as well as 10% off relevant add-ons.

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  • Is this for real? An additional $10 on top of paying for online play? Christ almighty…

  • At least this is a better deal than that scam PSnow.

  • Feniks

    I don’t really see the point. Why not just buy a game instead of renting it? Games drop in price massively after a few months anyway.

  • RichardGristle

    >pay your ISP
    >now pay for Live Gold
    >now pay more for Game Pass

    Console online functionality was a mistake.

  • Mr0303

    It’s better than PSNow, but that’s not saying much. Games as a service is a terrible idea to begin with.

  • DrearierSpider

    The initial game selection is pretty weak honestly.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Yeah, it being download based alone makes it superior to PS Now’s streaming.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    muh digital convienience

  • Uncle Ocelot

    It’s not like you need it to play games online though, unlike the first two.

  • Migi

    Just let the Xbox die alrdy.

  • totenglocke

    A lot of retards think that the world will implode if they don’t play a bit of every game at launch and they also think every game should be a “play once and throw it away” experience.

  • Feniks

    Not much convenience for me. I live 300 meters away from the game store and Akamai CDN is so shit it takes hours for a game to download. Maybe it works for some IDK.

  • Are our Eyes Real?

    Why are you acting like they are forcing you to pay for this?

    You may as well go and say

    >pay your ISP
    >now pay for Live Gold
    >now pay more for Game Pass
    >now pay more for Netflix
    >now pay more for Crunchyroll
    >now pay more for [Any other service here]

    Console online functionality was a mistake.

    See how retarded your post is?

  • Plus most of these games are way cheaper on steam.

  • Fenrir007

    I don’t think this is that bad. Think about it: you are on your month of vacation. You pay $10 to play as much as you want during that period where you will have more vidya free time than usual. Afterwards, you stop paying until your next vacation.

  • RichardGristle

    This is thanks to Twitch and (especially) YouTube reactionary culture.

  • Patrick England (Shadoan)

    Trailer Sins:
    “Fable 3 is an Absolute Classic!” (Laughing so hard that this already has earned infinite sins.) OK, without paying for Gold, which I don’t really do much of anyway because I don’t like playing with 12-year-olds who love screaming into their mic every time they get a kill or die; I can understand part of the reason Microsoft or Xbox started this to begin with; to get people to litterally try games available for a free period of time, kind of like vid-game renting when it was still a thing with BlockBuster video before it was slain by Netflix and Game Fly. So let’s break it down to math.

    Going by US currency, since I don’t have key’s for the other currencies….

    $9.99 + tax * 12 months = about 119.88 + tax
    If your a yearly subscriber, that’s about $5 a month your paying to play online roughly if you bought into the $60 subscription card. so that’s about $179.88 You’d be sinking into your Xboners…. Microsoft ain’t looking too hot on the Xbox if all tehy got going for them is software and the GOOD 3rd Party companies are dropping like flies with indie games slowly rising from their ashes.

  • Jose Flanders

    A games as service model…

    on a console with no games. Plus XBONE just lost Raiden V as an exclusive (probably because nobody bought it to begin with )