Microsoft has made Xbox Game Pass official that will allow Xbox One gamers to enjoy hundreds of games at a fraction of a price. In other words, Xbox Game Pass is like a Netflix subscription where the user has to pay monthly subscription charges to get access and play “over 100 Xbox One and backwards compatible Xbox 360 games”.
If you’re wondering, it’s similar to what Sony has with the PlayStation Now service but there are few things that sets the Xbox Game Pass apart. Firstly, it includes both Xbox One and backwards compatible Xbox 360 games for the Xbox One, unlike PS Now that only has PS3 games in its library. Secondly, the Microsoft service lets the user download the games, which is a huge benefit, in comparison with the PS Now service that only allows streaming.
When Xbox Game Pass rolls out to all gamers this spring, it will have games like Halo 5: Guardians, Payday 2, NBA 2K16 and SoulCalibur II and many more from publishers like 2K, 505 Games, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, Capcom, Codemasters, Deep Silver, Focus Home Interactive, SEGA, SNK CORPORATION, THQ Nordic GmbH, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Microsoft Studios.
The Xbox Game Pass is priced at $9.99/month in the United States and is priced at Rs. 699/month.