Xbox Game Pass Will Launch in June, Today for Xbox Gold Members

Xbox Game Pass Will Launch in June, Today for Xbox Gold Members

A Netflix-style subscription service for Xbox video games.

Today, Microsoft announced that all Xbox Live Gold members will get an exclusive 14-day trial for Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft’s video game streaming service for the Xbox One. This is a full week ahead of the June 1st wide release for the service.

Xbox Game Pass offers subscribers a Netflix-style service where for a monthly fee of $9.99, players can choose from over a 100 games to download and play on their Xbox One. This includes both Xbox One games and backward compatible Xbox 360 titles. Some of the launch titles include Halo 5, PayDay 2, and NBA 2K16. You can see a full list of available launch games on Microsoft’s website.

Xbox Game Pass was first announced back in February, when Microsoft promised the new service will let anyone download full games have “continuous, full-fidelity gameplay without having to worry about streaming, bandwidth or connectivity issues.” This is compared to PlayStation Now, a competitive video game streaming service on the PlayStation 4 that requires a constant internet connection.

If you’re an Xbox Live Gold member, you can sign up for the service starting today, while Xbox Game Pass will release to wider audiences in June.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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