Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Confirmed, Beta Testing Beginning Now

Earlier this month the rumor began circulating that Microsoft was preparing to launch Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which would include a subscription to Xbox Live Gold for a bargain price, and during today’s episode of Inside Xbox the company confirmed it. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will include Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold for $15, a 25 percent discount over buying both separately. Presumably, you’ll be able to get a deal on Game Pass Ultimate if you sign up for multiple months, but Microsoft hasn’t revealed pricing on that just yet.

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Here’s what Microsoft had to say about Xbox Game Pass Ultimate:

Your feedback directly contributes to the evolution of Xbox Game Pass. A top request you have shared from day one is to provide an option to get Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold, in a single membership. We heard you. Today, we’re excited to announce Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The subscription will include all of the benefits of Xbox Live Gold with Xbox Game Pass. That means the full Xbox Game Pass library of over 100 high quality games, and Xbox Live Gold online multiplayer, in one convenient membership for $14.99 a month. With Game Pass Ultimate, gamers will be able to play together on the most-advanced multiplayer network and discover their next favorite game.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate won’t launch until later this year, but Xbox Insiders can test out the new subscription now. You can download the Xbox Insider hub here. Meanwhile, You can get the lowdown on the latest games coming to Game Pass, including Monster Hunter: World, right here.

Any Xbox owners out there still holding out on giving Game Pass a try? Will you take the plunge once the Ultimate option is on the table? Or is subscription gaming just not for you?

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