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Xbox Games Pass gets new Microsoft Studios games on release

Xbox Games Pass gets new Microsoft Studios games on release

However, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said that future releases from the gaming giant - including the upcoming Sea Of Thieves, which is out on March 20 - would also launch on Game Pass on the same day.

Xbox Games Pass is the counterpart to Sony's PlayStation now - a kind of Netflix-style service for games - only it lets players download games rather than stream them, a solid advantage in terms of performance.

Also coming soon is a six-month Game Pass subscription card, which is $59.99 (£43). For newcomers to the Xbox One ecosystem, it's incredible and is fantastic value for its R159 a month asking price.

I've got the service, and it has a pretty good selection of titles, and the $9.99 a month is extremely reasonable, even more so now that new titles will hit the same day as launch.

Microsoft has just begun to explore the broad opportunities this new subscription model can offer to the video game industry and its fans. In this guide to getting the best price Xbox Live membership we'll make sure you know how to get the cheapest Xbox Live membership around, whether you're in the USA or the UK. "So, stay tuned. We're not announcing anything today other than our biggest games will launch on retail date into Game Pass, but I like [the] thinking".

Going forward, any game published under the "Microsoft Studios" banner will remain in the Game Pass library.

The move to launch these exclusive games - including all future Halo, Forza, and Gears of War releases - should prove to be a boon for the subscription service.

With 40% more power than any other console, Xbox One X is where console gamers can play one of the best versions of games. It will be available at select retailers on March 20, the same day Sea of Thieves releases.

"It's really been just a change, I'd say, in the charter of first party to be more about innovation, and not just about trying to grab big genres where third parties gulp".

A lot of Xbox One exclusives come out of Microsoft Studios, and this new plan makes playing them incredibly cheap.

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