In a way to attract more and more gamers, Microsoft planned something big. Microsoft has announced that all the exclusive games published by Microsoft Studios will be released into Xbox Game Pass on the same date as their global release. Sea of thieves will be the first game to receive the new treatment, which is launching on March 20th. While the Redmond company has plans to bring its renowned franchises such as Halo, Forza, and Gears of War to Xbox Game Pass subscribers on the same day of their launch.
The Xbox game pass was released in June last year as Microsoft’s paid service to offer over a 100-title bouquet a monthly charge of Rs. 699.
Microsoft has confirmed that along with the Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2 and Crackdown 3 will be the first few titles that will debut for Xbox Game Pass in line with their official launch schedules. “We’ve only scratched the surface of the opportunity this new model brings to the industry and what we can deliver to our fans. We firmly believe Xbox Game Pass will be a catalyst to create new opportunities for game developers and publishers to innovate in the way games are developed and delivered, leading to entirely new ways to play,” said Phil Spencer, Executive Vice President of Gaming, Microsoft, in a statement.
Along with the expanded library, Microsoft has launched a six-month Xbox Game Pass subscription card that will be available in the US through select retail partners at $59.99. Microsoft confirmed that that the six-month Xbox Game Pass subscription card will be available in India at Rs. 4,194. Microsoft will continue to sell the one-month subscription at Rs. 699, and a 14-day free trial will be also be available for all users.
The Xbox Game Pass is presently limited to Xbox One consoles. And will soon be available to all.
At an event on Tuesday, Microsoft also launched the Xbox One X in India containing a price tag of Rs. 44,990. The new game console will compete from the Sony PlayStation 4 Pro and offers a 4K gaming experience. The Xbox One X will be available for purchase through Amazon, Flipkart, Croma, Landmark, and Microsoft India stores and will also be available to over 100 speciality gaming stores in the country.
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