Xbox Game Pass Core: Microsoft’s New Subscription Plan for Gamers
Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass has become the go-to destination for gamers seeking subscription-based gaming services. Now, Xbox is set to introduce a new tier, replacing one of its existing plans, to provide even more value and content to its entry-level subscription plan. In this article, we will delve into the details of the newly announced Xbox Game Pass Core and explore its features and benefits.
Xbox Game Pass Core Announced!
Microsoft has officially announced the launch of Xbox Game Pass Core, replacing the Xbox Live Gold subscription plan. Set to be released on September 14, Game Pass Core aims to be the successor to the entry-level Xbox Live Gold plan. For just $9.99 per month, subscribers will gain access to Xbox’s multiplayer network, a wide selection of 25+ global multiplayer titles, and exclusive membership perks.
Upon its launch, Game Pass Core will offer 19 ready-to-play titles, which may vary depending on the region. However, Microsoft has assured that new titles will be added 2 to 3 times a year. The initial game library includes popular titles such as Descendents, Dishonored 2, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, Forza Horizon 4, Halo 5: Guardians, State of Decay 2, and The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, among others.
If you are currently an Xbox Live Gold member, there’s no need to worry. With the introduction of the new tier, you will be automatically transitioned into Game Pass Core at no additional cost, gaining access to all the promised benefits instantly. However, it’s important to note that existing Gold titles will no longer be available starting from September 1. Nevertheless, you will still be able to access Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles that were redeemed via codes earlier, as long as you remain an active Xbox Game Pass Core or Xbox Ultimate subscriber.
In addition to Game Pass Core, Microsoft’s other subscription tiers remain unchanged. These include the $10.99 per month Console tier, the $9.99 per month PC tier, and the $16.99 per month Ultimate tier. For more detailed information on the different Game Pass tiers, you can visit the official Xbox website.
Overall, Microsoft aims to make the entry-level tier of Xbox Game Pass more appealing while also encouraging users to upgrade to higher-cost tiers. The benefits of the new Game Pass Core tier will depend on the type of gamer you are. It’s an exciting move by Xbox, and we’re curious to hear your thoughts. Let us know in the comments section below!