Xbox Game Pass Gets More Details

Aaron Greenberg clears up a few points.


Microsoft has shared a few more details about its recently announced Xbox Game Pass subscription service. After Microsoft confirmed that Xbox Game Pass does not impact Games With Gold, marketing boss Aaron Greenberg talked on Twitter about home sharing, gifting, and more.

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Asked if Microsoft would let users purchase an Xbox Game Pass membership and gift it to a friend, Greenberg said this is not a confirmed feature but he likes the idea. Greenberg also confirmed that Xbox Game Pass will only have a month-by-month subscription option available, priced at $10. The similar EA Access program is offered for $5/month or $30/year.

Additionally, Greenberg said Xbox Game Pass can be shared as part of Xbox One's home-sharing policy.

A beta version of Xbox Game Pass is currently available on Xbox One for testers; the service is expected to launch for all Xbox One owners this spring, though a specific date has not been announced.

There will more than 100 games in the Xbox Game Pass library, spread across Xbox One titles and Xbox 360 games that play on the new console through backwards compatibility.

There are more than 10 confirmed titles already, including Halo 5, Fable III, and Payday 2--you can see all the confirmed games so far here.

The announcement of Xbox Game Pass wasn't well-received by everyone, it seems, as GameStop's stock value took a dramatic hit after the reveal.

For lots more on Xbox Game Pass, check out GameSpot's previous coverage here.

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