To solidify its position as a leader in on-demand gaming services, Microsoft could offer a new Xbox Game Pass subscription that should appeal to more than one gamer.
If PS Plus takes center stage with its new subscriptions unifying its services, Microsoft could hit hard again. It’s rumored that Xbox Game Pass could feature a new offering inspired by Netflix and others.
What about the Xbox Game Pass Family?
New Xbox Game Pass subscription coming soon? This is what the latest rumors indicate. At their origin, Jez Corden of Windows headquarters, a website known for its information about Microsoft and its gaming brand. To better position itself as the “Netflix of video games,” the service could offer a new family subscription formula. As with Disney + or on the Nintendo Switch Online side, Xbox Game Pass Family allows you to share your account with 5 players from the same country for an additional fee.
The details are still hazy. All we know is that there is talk of a launch later this year and that the offer will be cheaper than if we had to pay for five subscriptions separately. However, no price range was given. It also remains to be seen if the family subscription will only affect Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or if it will apply to the console and PC versions. separately.
A long-awaited subscription
According to the journalist, Microsoft had wanted to set up this Xbox Game Pass Family for a long time, but encountered a brake: license fees. How to ensure that the amounts paid to publishers are fair given the shortfall in such a subscription? Microsoft would have finally managed to find the solution.
This information should be taken with a pinch of salt, although the Redmond-based company has never hidden its desire to make such an offer. Xbox boss Phil Spencer had already confirmed that the teams are investigating such a possibility. Everything indicates that this will be the case soon, but we are obviously waiting for an official statement from Microsoft.