A cheaper ad-supported Xbox Game Pass is supposedly being considered

by Danny Craig  · 
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A cheaper ad-supported Xbox Game Pass is supposedly being considered
Microsoft

A new ad-supported tier of Microsoft’s successful Xbox Game Pass service could be coming in the future, with some restrictions.

The details:

  • Microsoft recently sent out a survey to existing Game Pass customers in Europe, with a screenshot of the survey being posted by a ResetEra user. Customers were asked to consider two hypothetical subscriptions, one of which was the now-available family plan and the other a lower-cost tier.
  • The cheaper tier is priced at just €3 per month, with the most notable difference being that users will need to watch ads before launching any games provided through Game Pass.
  • Subscribers will also be unable to stream games from the cloud to other devices. All games will require downloads to either an Xbox console or PC and new day-one titles will only be available six months after their initial release.
  • It’s not guaranteed that the new tier will ever be implemented; however, it could be a good way for Microsoft to attract people who are unable to justify purchasing the standard tier.

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