Xbox Game Pass seems to be an answer to Playstation Now, but with one rather large deviation. It will grant access to over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles for $9.99 a month. What it does differently is let you download titles directly to your Xbox One.
“One of the best things about Xbox Game Pass is that you can discover and download the full titles directly on your Xbox One. That means continuous, full-fidelity gameplay without having to worry about streaming, bandwidth or connectivity issues.”
There is no streaming required, but of course you will still need an internet connection to download games and enough space on your hard drive. The service will take notes from Netflix and other similar apps by cycling games in and out each month to offer up a “fresh” line-up. There is no time limit for each title, instead a one time download will get you unlimited access unless the game is removed from Game Pass or the subscription is cancelled.
Games such as Halo 5: Guardians, Payday 2, NBA 2K16 and SoulCalibur II were just a few called out by name, but
more games were promised from some of the biggest developers.
“With great games from top industry publishers such as 2K, 505 Games, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, Capcom, Codemasters, Deep Silver, Focus Home Interactive, SEGA, SNK CORPORATION, THQ Nordic GmbH, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Microsoft Studios, there’s something for everyone to enjoy and you will always find something exciting to play across a variety of genres.”
Xbox Game Pass will be available later this Spring and some select members will be getting access as soon as today.
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