How Xbox Game Pass just got a whole lot better

MICROSOFT has announced that all of its games - including its hotly anticipated Sea of Thieves - will be available on Xbox Game Pass the same days as their release.

In a blog post, Phil Spencer said the game pass now offered more than 100 titles.

Xbox Game Pass, which has been described as the Netflix of gaming, is available to fans in 40 countries.

It means instead of having to fork out $100 or more at a time for games, players can choose from a variety of titles for $10.95 a month.

"Moving forward, we plan to release all new Xbox One exclusive games from Microsoft Studios into Xbox Game Pass on the same date as their global release. This means that when Sea of Thieves launches on March 20, it will be included in Xbox Game Pass to all members,'' Spencer said.

"This plan to bring new games timed with their global release into Xbox Game Pass not only includes announced titles like Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2 and Crackdown 3 but future unannounced games from Microsoft Studios including new iterations of our biggest Xbox One exclusive franchises such as Halo, Forza and Gears of War, on the same day they launch."

A six-month Xbox Game Pass subscription card will be available at select retail partners for $59.99 beginning March 20.

"We've only scratched the surface of the opportunity this new model brings to the industry and what we can deliver to our fans.

"We firmly believe Xbox Game Pass will be a catalyst to create new opportunities for game developers and publishers to innovate in the way games are developed and delivered, leading to entirely new ways to play,'' Spencer wrote in the post.

 
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