Xbox Game Pass? Everything you need to know

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Besides Xbox Live Gold, mandatory for online games, Microsoft offers a separate monthly subscription service for all players: Xbox Game Pass.

For a minimum monthly price (€ 9,99), you can get access to a library with more than one hundred games for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Xbox. Unlike the next Project XCloud company or the main purpose of PlayStation Now, it is not a cloud service so it does not rely on the speed of our internet connection to play. In any case, you have to download the games directly to your console. However, once downloaded, full access to a game will be possible as long as we continue to pay its monthly fee.



We can even play some of the games included in the subscription, for example Forza Horizon 4, on a PC with Microsoft Windows 10, via the function Xbox Play Anywhere. At the moment, the cross platform title park is still small, but will expand in the future. For now, Xbox Game Pass is primarily aimed at Xbox One owners and here's our how-to guide, with details like price, availability and the games currently on the platform.

We hope it gives you everything you need to know about Xbox Game Pass.

What is Xbox Game Pass?

Xbox Game Pass is a monthly subscription service which provides access to a vast catalog of games, selected directly by the Xbox team. You can download and play them as many times as you want as long as you continue to pay the monthly fee. Some of these may no longer be available with the addition of new titles, but Microsoft makes it possible to purchase a game that interests you at a discount (up to 20% which drops to 10% for DLCs). exclusively to its own members.



Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Xbox classic games are part of the line-up, the latter two through backward compatibility, and considering that 2K, Capcom, Warner Bros and Microsoft's studio are among the registered publishers and developers, there are many important titles to choose from.

Additionally, Microsoft adds daily and updated versions of their games. Forza Horizon 4, Sea of ​​Thieves, and State of Decay 2 can be downloaded and played exactly as if they were purchased from the store.

Xbox Game Pass is available for owners of Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X and for owners of PCs with Windows 10. You must have a account Xbox Live.

How much does the Xbox Game Pass service cost?

Xbox Games Pass is priced at € 9,99 per month. Sometimes it is also possible to find offers, such as the one currently available until January 3, 2019, which allows you to purchase a month of Game Pass at the ridiculous price of 1 €.

A free 14-day trial is available for new subscribers to try the service before starting to pay for it.

Redeeming your proof is super easy. Just go to the official Microsoft Store page, log in with your Xbox Live account and select the "Xbox Game Pass - Free trial for 14 days. " If, on the other hand, you want to subscribe directly from your Xbox One, you will need to go directly to the relevant section dedicated to the Game Pass service.

To activate the free trial and / or subscribe directly to the platform, our payment details will be requested. At the end of the 14-day trial, you will be charged € 9,99 per month. If the service is not to your liking, you can proceed with the deactivation before the end of the 14 days, by going directly to the site: www.xbox.com/it-IT/live, selecting go to the top right> Subscriptions> Services and subscriptions. Alternatively, the cancellation can be done from the console By going to: Settings> Accounts> Subscriptions.



What games are part of Xbox Game Pass?

Xbox Game Pass will offer more and more titles in the future. You can consult the list of games currently available at: www.xbox.com/it-IT/xbox-game-pass/games

Why subscribe to Xbox Game Pass?

The Microsoft platform allows you to play many games at a very low price. New releases, games from the past or classic goodies, are mostly available on Xbox Game Pass. Furthermore, a few days ago the American giant confirmed the arrival of sixteen new titles in the coming weeks. Among these we find: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifici e Ori and the Blind Forest. To conclude, Microsoft has confirmed that the expected Ori and the Will of the Wisps e Crackdown 3, will arrive in the catalog when they are launched in 2019.

FAQ

Is Xbox Game Pass available in my country?

Xbox Game Pass is currently available in the following countries:

Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Korea, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, United States, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Hungary.

In the future the service will be made available in other countries!

How much does the service cost?

Xbox Game Pass has a monthly cost of € 9,99.

Where do i find my games?

You must visit the Xbox Game Pass or the Recently Added channel in its Xbox Game Pass section to view the catalog.

On a monthly basis, the Xbox team will communicate through their social channels the new titles added. Titles may be added and / or removed over time.



Can I play the games included with Xbox Game Pass online?

Yes, an Xbox Live Gold membership is required.

How often are new titles added to the Game Pass section?

New titles are added weekly.

If I download a game, Can I access it when it is no longer available on Game Pass?

When a title is no longer available in the catalog, you will need to insert a disc, purchase a digital copy from the Microsoft Store, or obtain another type of entitlement (such as a trial) to continue playing.

Xbox will promptly notify subscribers when a game is released from the Xbox Game Pass catalog. As a member, you can purchase all Xbox One games from the Xbox Game Pass catalog at up to 20% discount.

Is it possible to share Xbox Game Pass on multiple consoles?

Yes, through the function: Sharing of content. To enable content sharing, you must log into your secondary console account from the primary console. After that, go to Settings> Personalization> select My Xbox Home and set it as such. Once this is done, you need to go to the secondary console and log into it with your main account. Go again to Settings> Personalization> My Xbox Home and set it as such. This procedure then makes it possible to share content with friends and family. Everything purchased on the primary console automatically becomes accessible on the secondary and vice versa, whether it's games and apps, or subscriptions like Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass.

Are family settings also available on Xbox Game Pass?

Yes, parental controls are available.

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