Xbox Game Pass launching in June
Gold Members can trial the new program starting today
Microsoft has announced that the Xbox Game Pass program will launch in 31 markets on June 1, and include over 100 games.
Xbox Game Pass is a new digital gaming subscription service that gives you unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and Backward Compatible Xbox 360 games for $9.99 USD / $11.99 CDN per month.
Beginning today, May 24, all Xbox Live Gold members will get exclusive Early Access to Xbox Game Pass, and can start their 14-day free trial. On Thursday, June 1, Xbox Game Pass will be available for all users, including the same trial.
When Xbox Game Pass launches, you can download and play a broad range of games on Xbox One, including Halo 5: Guardians, NBA 2K16 and Payday 2; fun for the family in LEGO Batman, Banjo-Kazooie and Viva Pinata; retro and classic games like Mega Man Legacy Collection, Streets of Rage and Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+; and shooter games, including all three titles in the BioShock franchise, Gears of War 1-3, Gears Ultimate, Perfect Dark Zero, Borderlands and more. The complete list can be found on the official website.
Microsoft promises that each month, Xbox Game Pass will add a new set of games to the catalog. As an added benefit, Xbox Game Pass members can purchase all Xbox One games in the catalog – and related add-ons – at a discount.
Xbox Game Pass will be available in 31 Xbox markets at launch, and growing to as many new markets as catalog availability permits. Markets supported include Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, and United States.