XBOX One’s subscription service recently added 8 more titles to their February lineup. The games, which are now available, include popular titles Halo 2, WWE 2K17, NBA 2K18. Also available this month are Rime, Riptide Renegade GP, and Darksiders II: The Deathinitive Edition. The lineup also features the backwards-compatible XBOX 360 Game of the Year Nominee, Fable Anniversary.
The XBOX Game Pass catalog features more than 100 titles, which includes some backwards compatible XBOX 360 titles as well. For the $10/month service, it seems worth it if you’re an avid game player. XBOX does offer a two week trial period for those hesitant to commit to the full-time subscription. Much like Netflix, Microsoft does add and remove titles every month, so users will have to act fast to catch their faves.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer says this subscription service is a game changer. Having this to say about their new service:
“We firmly believe Xbox Game Pass will be a catalyst to create new opportunities for game developers and publishers to innovate in the way games are developed and delivered, leading to entirely new ways to play.”
“We’ve only scratched the surface of the opportunity this new model brings to the industry and what we can deliver to our fans. With the addition of more great games, new blockbuster releases and a new subscription offer, we are giving fans more choice and value in how they discover and enjoy games – purchase games for their permanent library or play through Xbox Game Pass for one low price.”
Microsoft also plans to have Xbox exclusives as well Global game day release of titles available via Game Pass. This means, Sea of Thieves, which is available March 20, will be included in Game Pass for members of the service. Xbox also plans to partner with companies like Gamestop to offer a 6-month service plan for $59.99 also available March 20. However, joining the Microsoft rewards program can result in free memberships to the Xbox Game Pass, as well as to Xbox Live Gold. The online tasks you have to do as part of the program are pretty easy, so it’s worth investigating.