Xbox's Revolutionary New Service Is Like Netflix For Gaming

Prepare to waste even more time

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Having to splash out big bucks on the latest game may soon be a distant relic of the past as Microsoft has announced their new subscription service Game Pass is launching next spring on the Xbox One.

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For just £8 a month, console owners will gain access to over 100 Xbox One and compatible games similar to television and film subscription services like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video.

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According to gaming site Kotaku: "The Xbox Game Pass is not a streaming service, like PlayStation Now, but a game download subscription along the lines of EA Access. Subscribers who pay the $9.99 monthly fee will be able to choose from games like Halo 5: Guardians, Payday 2, NBA 2K16 and SoulCalibur II (examples given in Microsoft's official announcement,) downloading them directly to their system and playing them as if they were purchased digitally."

"Subscribers will be able to purchase the games in the catalog at a discount (20 percent off games, 10 percent off add-ons,) adding them permanently to their Xbox library."

Titles will come and go from the service so you won't have unlimited access to every game but the service does give you a 20% discount on purchase price if you do want to download a game to keep forever.

Let the games begin.