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Xbox Introducing Subscription Model with 'Xbox Game Pass'

Microsoft's Xbox systems are getting their own subscription model this spring with a new subscription service called Xbox Game Pass. It will cost $9.99 per month, and give you unlimited access to more than 100 Xbox One and backward compatible Xbox 360 games. 

Every month, some new games will cycle in and out of the service. But if you decide you want to keep one in your permanent collection, being a Game Pass holder will grant you a discount on the game and any related add-ons. The announcement also notes that these are full game downloads, differentiating it from the streaming subscription model of PlayStation Now. This is another subscription on top of Xbox Live Gold, but Gold members will have access to the Game Pass program before the broader launch.

The release date is simply listed as spring, but the launch will include Halo 5: Guardians, Payday 2, NBA 2K16SoulCalibur 2, Saints Row IV: Re-Elected, Mad Max, Lego Batman, Mega Man Legacy Collection, Terraria, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Fable 3, and Tekken Tag 2. A small selection of games will be available in testing for Xbox Insider Program Alpha Preview members starting today.

Just recently Xbox One updated its OS once again, as Microsoft has continuously aimed to make it more speedy.

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