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Major Change to Xbox Game Pass Lets You Play Xbox Titles the Same Day as Release, Starting with ‘Sea of Thieves’

Microsoft is making their first major change to their Netflix-like streaming service, Game Pass. From now on, all Xbox One games published by Microsoft Studios will be available to Game Pass subscribers the same day they hit the shelves. The first game to take advantage of this change will be the cooperative pirate simulator Sea of Thieves expected to release March 20th.

Other notable titles set on Xbox’s horizon are Crackdown 3 and State of Decay, with Game Pass both of these highly anticipated titles can be played to completion for just $10 a month. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer ensures that this policy will be implemented for all Microsoft published games without exception, including mega-franchises like Halo, Gears of War, and Forza.

With this announcement, Microsoft also mentioned a new subscription level for Game Pass. Allowing subscribers to pay a $60 fee for 6 months of service, rather than a monthly $10. Numbers on how successful the Game Pass service has been to this point have yet to be revealed, and in his conversation with Business Insider, Phil Spencer declined to share any numbers. However, in a recent episode of Kinda Funny’s Games Daily podcast, the KF team polled their, mostly PlayStation-centric, audience and saw the service praised with high-regards.

Is the opportunity to play games the same day as release enough to make you bite the bullet on Xbox Game Pass? Or would you rather just buy your games outright? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think of Microsofts most recent major change!

Source: Business Insider

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