Microsoft releases new pricing for Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family plan


Microsoft has unveiled its all-new Xbox Game Pass family subscription plan.

iTechPost previously reported on Microsoft’s latest plan to include Friends in its Xbox Game Pass subscription.

There have been speculations and rumors about Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family over the past few days, but it has now been officially confirmed.

The tech giant has confirmed that a new Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family subscription plan is in the works. However, at the moment, the launch of this plan will only be available in Colombia and Ireland as they are still in the testing phase of the planned global release.

Microsoft’s All-New Subscription Plan

Microsoft has finally launched the long-awaited and rumored plan called Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family. This new subscription will allow Game Pass to invite not only family members but also friends to the new plan, saving them a few dollars in price difference.

According Xbox, they will offer two types of Friends and Family plan members. First, the main member will have the sole power to add members to the group account. The primary account holder will also be the one designated to make payments.

The second is group members, which can only be added and removed by the primary member.

Primary account holders can sign up for this plan in Microsoft’s digital store and join Friends & Family. After joining, account holders can access the Services & Subscriptions page to manage their members and can add as many as they want.

Microsoft’s Xbox test in Ireland and Colombia

Microsoft will offer this new Xbox subscription at 49,900 COP per month in Colombia and 21.99 euros in the Republic of Ireland.

The Xbox Game Pass Family plan can accommodate up to four members, either friends or family members, as long as they live in the same country as the account holder.

Primary account holders cannot add members who are in different countries with them, even if they are family members or close friends.

If a group member moves to another country and their new country of origin does not match that of the primary account holder, the member will be removed from the group.

Although specific pricing information for the rest of Europe, the UK or the US has not been revealed, it can be assumed that it is $10 more than the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate plan. existing, which costs $14.99 per month.

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Upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Friends and Family

According IGN, when users switch plans, Microsoft converts their accounts to the Friends and Family plan and adjusts the remaining time on the old one. Here is the formula:

  • 18 days of Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family are included in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for a total of 30 days.

  • 30 days of the console version of Xbox Game Pass equals 12 days of the Friends & Family version.

  • 30 days of access to PC Game Pass equals 12 days of access to Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family.

  • 12 days of Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family are included with your 30-day purchase of Xbox Live Gold.

  • EA Play subscriptions are equivalent to six days of Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family.

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