Streaming is the way of the future, and anybody in the tech industry worth a damn knows that. Gone are the days of driving to the store to pick up the latest Call Of Duty. In 2017, you can download it as soon as the clock strikes midnight on release day. So creating some sort of Netflix for video games was an obvious next step in the evolution of gaming.
Currently, Playstation has a service called ‘PS Now’, which, for $20.00 a month, allows users to play games from the previous generation, PS3. However, what Microsoft is set to offer is something entirely different.
With Microsoft’s service, called the Xbox Game Pass, users will be able to player 100 Xbox One and Backward Compatible Xbox 360 games for $9.99 a month. Also, unlike Playstation’s service, users will be able to download the game.
The Game Pass will update its catalog of games each month, and users will also have the option to download games, however, they must keep paying their subscription to play them.
via Press Release:
Earlier this year, we announced Xbox Game Pass, 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 per month. To ensure Xbox Game Pass provides the best experience possible for gamers, we rolled the service out first to the Xbox Insider Program, with a limited number of titles to test the features.
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 before anyone else. This is our way of saying thank you to our valued Gold members for their continued support. On Thursday, June 1, Xbox Game Pass will be available for all users. That means anyone with an Xbox Live account can start their 14-day free trial and play over 100 games.
We know that a gaming subscription service is only as good as its catalog of titles, so we’re also excited to share the full lineup of Xbox One and Backward Compatible Xbox 360 games that will be available through Xbox Game Pass. At launch and beyond, our goal is to make sure there are great games to play for all gamers.