, Microsoft is starting to test a Game Pass Ultimate family plan in the wild. Xbox Insiders in Colombia and Ireland can try out the new offering, giving them according to their plan, as long as they are in the same country. Those folks get access to all the benefits of Game Pass Ultimate, including a library of hundreds of titles for console, PC, and cloud gaming.
If you’re in either country, you can purchase the Xbox Game Pass – Insider Preview subscription from the Microsoft Store, although registration is limited. If you are already a Game Pass member, the time remaining on your subscription will be converted based on the monetary value. One month of Game Pass Ultimate is worth 18 days of family subscription. If we sort things out, it suggests that the family plan would cost about $25 per month if Microsoft brings it to the US, or $5 per person.
You must wait for your membership to expire before switching to another plan. People you want to invite to a family subscription will also need to cancel an existing Game Pass subscription or wait for it to run out. Alternatively, they can just create a new Microsoft account. It’s worth noting that people with a subscription are not eligible.
A family plan makes a lot of sense to Microsoft, which has positioned Game Pass at the heart of the Xbox business. This should help the company increase the overall number of users of the service, although it may come at the cost of losing some subscriptions in households with multiple Game Pass subscriptions or groups of friends who split the price of a single subscription.
Elsewhere, Nintendo has long offered a Switch Online family subscription for both the standard and . Although Sony has not yet offered multi-person subscriptions recently.
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