Xbox Game Pass To Launch on June 1st with Over 100 Games; 14-Day Free Trial Available

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May 24, 2017
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Microsoft revealed that the Xbox Game Pass program, first announced three months ago, will launch on June 1st. You can find the advertisement (originally published on Facebook) embedded below.

The program will offer over a hundred games at launch for a monthly price of $/€ 9.99 or £7.99. Titles confirmed so far include Halo 5: Guardians, Payday 2, NBA 2K16, and LEGO Batman. Here’s a handy FAQ from the official website:

Here’s a handy FAQ from the official website:

What is Xbox Game Pass and how does it work?

At Xbox, we believe in offering new ways to give you the best value to play a collection of the greatest games. For one low monthly price, Xbox Game Pass gives you unlimited access to over 100 great games – including popular backward compatible Xbox 360 and blockbuster Xbox One titles. Xbox Game Pass will add games to (and sometimes remove games from) its catalog every month, which means you can always find something new and exciting to play. Download and experience games in their full fidelity from top industry publishers and play offline for up to 30 days. Xbox Game Pass is truly your ticket to endless play.

Will Xbox Game Pass be available where I live at launch?

Xbox Game Pass will be available in at least 27 Xbox markets at launch, quickly growing to as many new markets as catalog availability permits.

Are games for Xbox Game Pass streamed directly or will they be downloaded to my Xbox One?

Based on fan feedback, streaming/connectivity issues were identified as a major pain point for competing game subscription services. That’s why games on Xbox Game Pass will be downloaded to your Xbox One, providing fans with a native, full-fidelity gaming experience and the ability to play downloaded games offline for up to 30 days.

Is there a limit to how many games I can download to my account at one time?

No – so get your storage ready! Gamers love to play, which is why Xbox Game Pass gives you unlimited access to over 100 backward compatible Xbox 360 and Xbox One games while they are in the active catalog. There is no limit to the number of games you can download from Xbox Game Pass, other than the hard drive capacity, which you can manage or upgrade at Xbox.com.

What happens if my subscription expires or I cancel?

If your subscription expires or is cancelled, any games downloaded through Xbox Game Pass will no longer be available. However, progress and achievements will remain attached to your account. All games that you have purchased from Xbox/Xbox Store will remain in your games library until you manually remove them.

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