Xbox Game Pass Ultimate price hike coming soon
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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate price hike coming soon

Jul 09, 2024 10:59 PM

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will see another price hike starting September 12, 2024, raising its monthly cost to $19.99 in the U.S., up from $16.99. The PC Game Pass will also increase to $11.99/month from $9.99/month, and Xbox Game Pass Core will rise annually from $59.99 to $74.99. The monthly rate for Core will stay at $9.99. These pricing changes affect all markets globally, with details for different regions expected soon. Xbox confirmed these adjustments and will no longer accept new users for Xbox Game Pass for Console, directing them to a new "Standard" tier priced at $14.99/month.

Why is Xbox Game Pass Ultimate increasing in price again?

The price increase allows Xbox to incorporate new features and games, including future Call of Duty titles, and to sustain service quality amidst recent operational changes, such as studio closures and layoffs.

The Xbox Game Pass service, launched in June 2017, has been a game-changer by offering a subscription-based model, granting access to a large library of games across various genres and platforms. Over the years, its popularity surged due to the value it provides, including access to day-one releases and cloud gaming capabilities.

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N3rdo N3rdo commented on: 2024-07-10 00:06:02
Looks like another price bump for the Xbox Game Pass, but honestly, with the constant addition of new games and features, including those future Call of Duty releases, it might still be worth the extra bucks. Just gotta make sure that quality stays top-notch to keep everyone hooked.
Sephiroth Sephiroth commented on: 2024-07-10 00:00:05
Seems like we're paying more for those day-one releases and added features, but considering the value Xbox Game Pass brings, it might still be a solid deal for dedicated gamers. The price hikes are a bit of a bummer, though; let's hope the new content justifies it
Miss Peachy Miss Peachy commented on: 2024-07-09 23:54:02
Ugh, another price hike for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate It seems like they're banking on the value of upcoming releases and new features to soften the blow, but man, it's getting pricey to game these days.
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