It’s (Pocket Lint) – Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Series S owners can sign up for a variety of subscription services from Microsoft.
A monthly subscription to Xbox Live Gold is essential for online play and, while it provides you with a few free games each month, that’s its primary use.
The Xbox Game Pass, on the other hand, is the company’s program that grants you unlimited access to hundreds of titles for a single monthly subscription.
In addition to the PC Game Pass and EA Play, you can now get Cloud Gaming and exclusive game discounts for a lower price if you buy both. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and the standard Xbox Game Pass are explained in detail below.
What Are Xbox Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate?
For a single monthly cost, Xbox Games Pass grants you access to over 300 Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S games for download and play.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate also includes Xbox Live Gold, EA Play, and access to Xbox Cloud Gaming for the same price as regular Xbox Game Pass subscriptions.
As long as you continue to pay the monthly cost, you can download and play the games as many times as you wish. As new titles are added, some titles may become unavailable, but you can also get the entire collection at a discount.
Backward compatibility allows you to play games from the Xbox 360 and Xbox One as well as the original Xbox, so there are a lot of great options.
Many Microsoft and third-party games are released the same day that Microsoft launches its own. Included in this list are both Halo Infinite and Starfield, Bethesda’s upcoming sci-fi role-playing game.
When Microsoft completes its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, it might potentially include all of Activision Blizzard’s extensive back catalog of titles, including both new and old Call of Duty games.
Additionally, the Xbox Live Gold subscription includes discounts on several Xbox Store titles.
How Much Does Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Cost?
The monthly fee for Xbox Games Pass Ultimate is $14.99/£10.99. At any point, you are free to leave.
It comes with Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Game Pass for PC, and EA Play, as previously stated. Also included with Ultimate is Microsoft’s cloud service, Cloud Gaming.
Gold, EA Play, Cloud Gaming, and the PC version aren’t included in the normal console-only Games Pass version. A month of service costs $9.99/£7.99. It costs the same to subscribe to the PC-only version as it does to subscribe to the full version. If you’re looking for the best value, go for Ultimate.
What Games Are Part of Xbox Game Pass?
Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and original Xbox backward compatible titles will all be included in Xbox Game Pass’s library of over 300 games.
Some of these games may be replaced by others in the future, but for the time being, this is the complete list of what is now available:
Games available on Game Pass for Xbox One and Xbox One X/S (as of the 17th of May 2022):
Keep in mind that all titles run on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, although the next-generation consoles may have improvements. Xbox’s Auto HDR and/or FPS Boost technology will be included in some titles as well.