Microsoft has started testing an Xbox Game Pass family plan in two countries, which will allow users to share their subscription with others. Available in Colombia and Ireland, subscribers can add up to four people in their country to their membership.
“Starting today in Colombia and Ireland, Xbox Insiders can start previewing a plan that allows multiple people to share the benefits of Game Pass Ultimate,” Microsoft’s Tyler Mittleider wrote on Xbox thread. “It makes it even easier to play the best Game Pass games with your friends and family across console, PC and cloud by letting you add up to four people to your subscription, all with their own unique access to Xbox Game games. Ultimate Pass, content and benefits.”
Rumors of an Xbox Game Pass family plan surfaced earlier this year, and this test will determine how the service can be applied to a wider range of users. Colombian and Irish testers will need to sign up for an Xbox Insider preview account to participate, and existing time on a subscription will be converted to a new plan based on the monetary value of the old subscription. “For example, a full month of Ultimate will convert to 18 days of membership for this plan,” Mittleider explained.
Game Pass is currently priced at $10 for the PC or console version, while the $15 Xbox Game Pass Ultimate tier adds a number of other expanded gameplay options. The biggest draw of the subscription is the Game Pass library, a collection of exclusive Xbox titles available on day one and plenty of third-party games. For the first half of August, new games include Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Turbo Golf Racing, Two Point Campus and several others.
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