Today Microsoft announced a new EA Access-esk subscription service that will provide you with a rotating catalogue of games for a set fee per month. The service has been named the Xbox Game Pass and will offer you access to more than 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles as part of a £7.99/$9.99 subscription service.
As part of this, Microsoft will offer a number of Xbox exclusives and games from third-parties, with a number of first part games available such as Halo 5 and other games from publishers that includes 2K, 505 Games, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Codemasters, Deep Silver, Focus Home Interactive, Sega, SNK, THQ Nordic and Warner Bros.
At launch, the service will provide you with access to games like Mad Max, Lego Batman, Mega Man Legacy Collection, Terraria, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Fable 3, Tekken Tag 2, Payday 2, NBA 2K16 and SoulCalibur 2.
You will also be able to cancel this subscription at any time, after which you will be able to continue playing the game at a discount, with the DLC, which will also be the case as games leave the service.
However, you should note that you will also need to be subscribed to Xbox Live to access the service.
“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,” Xbox boss Phil Spencer said on the Xbox New site.
This subscription will be available to select members of the Xbox Preview Programme, who will be able to test it out for themselves before it launches later this year.