Xbox Game Pass To Include Exclusive Titles On Release Date

by Jeff Cork on Jan 23, 2018 at 09:28 AM

A significant change is coming to Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass, with the announcement that subscribers will be able to access Microsoft Studios' Xbox One-exclusive titles on their release dates. The first new release to be included is the upcoming Sea of Thieves, which is coming in March.

Other games, including State of Decay 2 and Crackdown 3, will be part of the Game Pass lineup, too. Phil Spencer revealed the news on Major Nelson's blog, where he alluded to upcoming – and unannounced – entries in the Halo, Forza, and Gears of War series, which will also be also included in Game Pass. 

Spencer also outlined details about a new Game Pass subscription card. A six-month subscription to the service, which includes complete access to more than 100 games, will be priced at $59.99.

[Source: Major Nelson]


Our Take
This is great news for people who are already invested in Game Pass, and it could also be an attractive offer for people who haven't made up their mind about the service. It would be made even more enticing if Microsoft could step up its first-party development, too.