Microsoft Annonces Game Subscription Service for Xbox One
Today Microsoft announced Xbox Game Pass, a subscription service for Xbox One that gives players access to over 100 Xbox One and backwards compatible games for $9.99 a month.
The service will work much more like EA Access than PlayStation Now in that players will actually be downloading the full games to their console, rather than streaming them. Subscribers will have access to games like Halo 5: Guardians, Payday 2, NBA 2K16, and SoulCalibur II, as noted on Xbox Wire.
In addition to being able to download entire games as if you purchased them digitally, subscribers will also be eligible for a 20% discount on games they've downloaded, if they so choose to purchase them. They will also be eligible for a 10% discount on all DLC specific to those games. Buying game's and add-on content with the discount applied will still permanently add these games to your library, as if you bought them the traditional way. That's actually a pretty kick ass deal.
The program begins rolling out to Xbox Insider members today, but if you're like us and Microsoft doesn't like you enough to make you a member, you'll just have to wait until sometime later this Spring. Before the program goes live to everyone, however, it will first be made available for Xbox Live Gold members, which is like everyone with an Xbox One.
Take a look at the above image to get a quick look at some of the games coming to the program. Overall it seems like a pretty solid deal, like EA Access but with, you know, games that aren't from EA.