Microsoft Reportedly Working on Xbox Game Pass Family Plan


Xbox Game Pass is about to receive a long-awaited family plan, according to a new report from Windows Central.

Although Microsoft has offered family plans for Xbox Live Gold for many years, Xbox Game Pass has always been a single-account subscription. All of that would change with an incoming “family plan” that will allow users to share the service across multiple consoles and households.

The report states that a higher tier of Xbox Game Pass will allow up to five other players to access the full library, as long as they reside in the same country as the primary account holder. The new plan is expected to use Microsoft’s existing family account system used with services like Office 365.

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Whether there will be separate plans for Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass is uncertain at this time. There’s also no information regarding pricing, although it’s likely to be reasonably cheaper than paying for the subscriptions individually.

Priced at $9.99 per month, Xbox Game Pass provides subscribers with a rotating roster of games from various publishers, including day one releases for Microsoft’s first-party titles at no additional cost. Meanwhile, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate bundles the service with Xbox Live Gold for $14.99 per month, giving players access to Xbox’s online multiplayer feature and monthly free games through Games With Gold.

MLB The Show 22 will join Game Pass on April 5, while point-and-click adventure Chinatown Detective Agency will land on the service on April 7. Microsoft plans to announce the latest versions of April’s Game Pass soon.

Billy Givens is a freelance writer at IGN.


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