Xbox Game Pass Could Soon Have a Family Plan

Microsoft has been toying with the idea of a family plan for Xbox Game Pass for quite a while now, and the wait for the new subscription tier could soon be over.

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The software giant is reportedly conducting previews of a new Game Pass Ultimate plan in Colombia and Ireland that would allow subscribers to share their benefits with some friends or family. A single subscription can accommodate up to five people, with each added account getting its own unique access to games, content and other benefits. This seemingly prevents any users from encountering issues or bottlenecks when they log in and play simultaneously.


Subscribers in Colombia and Ireland can test the new subscription tier by signing up for the Insider preview version of Game Pass Ultimate via the Microsoft Store. Doing so would convert their existing subscription to the new one, converting any remaining time based on its monetary value.

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For those unfamiliar, Game Pass Ultimate is currently Microsoft's most expensive tier. It costs S$14 per month and provides subscribers with a library of over a hundred games playable across multiple systems, free in-game content, exclusive deals and Xbox Gold, which enables multiplayer access on Xbox consoles.


Microsoft hasn’t shared pricing details yet about the family plan, but going by reports, the cost is estimated to be about US$25, which more or less converts to S$35. That would come down to S$7 per user if the subscribers split the cost among each other, which is half the cost of an individual plan. So if the actual price is anywhere close to this, subscribers can expect to get a lot of savings if they share benefits.


While an exact launch date has yet to be revealed, the new subscription tier could be close to becoming available, given how Microsoft is already testing it in some markets.


Microsoft earlier this year launched PC Game Pass in a number of Southeast Asian countries, including Singapore, which provides gamers with an affordable option to play an ever-growing catalogue of games without having to own them.

 
  • Microsoft is conducting previews of a new Game Pass Ultimate plan in Colombia and Ireland that would allow subscribers to share their benefits with some friends or family.

  • A single subscription can accommodate up to five people, with each added account getting its own unique access to games, content and other benefits.

  • Microsoft hasn’t shared pricing details yet about the family plan, but going by reports, the cost is estimated to be about US$25, which more or less converts to S$35.

  • That would come down to S$7 per user if the subscribers split the cost among each other.

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