Xbox Game Pass is the greatest deal in gaming right now, offering hundreds of games and cool benefits for a small price every month. It’s only getting better with the coming integration of EA Play, bringing two services under one umbrella later this year.
Microsoft has made it clear that Xbox Game Pass will be a defining trait of the coming console generation, playing a major role with both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. It’s also easily accessible on PC, phones and tablets with the eventual debut of Project xCloud. So long as you’ve got a solid internet connection, you can get your game on anywhere.
With its growing relevance in the gaming space, we’ve compiled everything you need to know including all the latest games, prices, platforms and more.
Xbox Game Pass news – Cloud streaming is now officially on Android
Xbox Game Pass is now available on Android devices thanks to Project xCloud, and has debuted with over 150 games for existing members to choose from at the time of writing. Now renamed as “Cloud Gaming” it is set to receive upcoming titles at the same time as PC and console moving forward, with your saves, achievements and other information being uniform across all platforms.
Some titles, such as Minecraft Dungeons and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, have also implemented touch controls which circumvent the need for a control. Obviously this isn’t the case for all titles, and will likely only concern major first-party efforts that Microsoft is willing to put the additional work into. Either way, it’s awesome for those who might play exclusively on Android.
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Xbox Game Pass – What is it?
Having debuted a number of years ago, the Game Pass is a subscription service which provides you with a selection of games for a monthly price.
Ranging from third-party blockbusters from first-party exclusives to indie darlings, the selection of experiences on offer is constantly changing and evolving.
As a subscriber you will receive all of Microsoft’s major exclusives, such as Halo Infinite and Hellblade 2, on release day at no extra cost. It’s somewhat absurd how much of a bargain it is in actuality.
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Xbox Game Pass Tiers – What about Game Pass Ultimate?
When signing up for Xbox Game Pass you can select from the traditional membership tier or instead opt for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. This version of the service includes Xbox Live Gold, Game Pass, Project xCloud and EA Play all for a single price.
If you aren’t already paying an Xbox Live subscription, this is the option to choose, or you can opt to upgrade and roll your leftover time into a new membership. Microsoft has been pushing the latter option excessively ahead of the next-gen consoles launching, and it’s easy to see why.
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Xbox Game Pass Price – How much does it cost?
It currently costs $9.99/£7.99 a month, while the Ultimate tier is somewhat more expensive at $14.99/£10.99.
Xbox Game Pass platforms – What can I play it on?
At the time of writing, you can find Xbox Game Pass across Xbox One, Windows 10 and select Android devices. Sadly Apple is against Project xCloud on its devices, and it remains unclear when this position will change. Obviously, it will be on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S from launch too.