Xbox Game Pass Revealed The Friends and Family Plan
Xbox Game Pass, The monthly paid service from Microsoft brings new games to subscribers every month, even giving them day one releases for less than half the price of the game. As Xbox Game Pass gains in momentum, more and more games are being announced for it, and with new games such as High on Life and Warhammer 40K: Darktide coming to the Game Pass in the next few months, many gamers are finding new reasons to sign up.
Earlier, only an individual could sign up for Xbox Game Pass, without the ability to share their accounts and benefits. But now Microsoft is looking to change that, as it officially reveals the Xbox Game Pass Friends and Family plan. Back in March, it was expected that Xbox might add a new subscription plan to Game Pass, and now, six months later, that prediction has come true.
Currently, the Xbox Game Pass Friends and Family plan is only available in Ireland and Colombia. Xbox hasn’t yet confirmed when the new subscription tier will roll out to other regions, but should the Friends and Family plan prove successful, it will likely only be a matter of time before it is released in other areas. The Friends and Family plan allows users to share their Game Pass subscription with up to four other players.
There isn’t much blocking five friends from getting together and purchasing the new Game Pass subscription tier, as the only criteria that need to be met are all users must live in the same country.
Other than that, all five users will have complete access to the advantages of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, including EA Play, Xbox Live Gold, and all games currently available in the Game Pass Library on Xbox and PC. In terms of pricing, the Friends and Family plan costs more than the individual Ultimate subscription. In Ireland, the price of Game Pass Ultimate is €12.99 or around $15, while the Friends and Family plan nearly double that cost to €21.99.
Split between a potential five users, though, the Game Pass Friends and Family plan works out to be much more affordable than five individual Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions. With this new tier being added to the service, it is likely that when it reaches other regions and is rolled out across the world, Xbox Game Pass Family and Friends could be the best thing for gamers.