Microsoft is reportedly set to fill a gap in its Game Pass lineup by launching a new family plan, allowing five users to access the service with a single subscription, later this year.
It depends Jez Corden of Windows Central, which, citing “reliable sources familiar with Microsoft’s efforts,” reports that the family plan has been in the works for some time as Microsoft navigates issues with royalty distribution and third-party licensing. Those issues are likely close to being resolved by now, however, with Corden suggesting that an official reveal could happen relatively soon.
As for what the family plan could offer, it would allow five users from the same country to access Game Pass’s entire library using a single subscription, with the cost being “much cheaper” than paying for five subscriptions. individual.
Windows Central says the new offering will use Microsoft’s existing family account system, already used in Office 365, with the subscription managed by a central account holder.
There are, of course, still a number of unknowns – including whether the reported family plan will be available for standard Game Pass or if it will be exclusive to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate – but it shouldn’t be too long before all questions are answered. Windows Central says Microsoft will announce the new family plan “in the relatively near future.”