Microsoft will soon start turning its attention to the launch of Project Scorpio, but for now, the focus is on boosting Xbox One sales as much as possible. With that in mind, a new subscription service was announced back in February promising unlimited access to over 100 games. It is called Xbox Game Pass, and we now know it's launching June 1.
Xbox Game Pass is meant to get more of us playing games regularly on the Xbox One, and I'm sure Microsoft is also hoping for a boost in console sales because of it. As well as requiring an Xbox One, Game Pass will cost $9.99 per month. In return, you'll gain access to over 100 games taken from the Xbox One and Xbox 360 game libraries.
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Rather than being streamed, each game you opt to play through the service will be downloaded to your Xbox hard drive and can be deleted and re-downloaded as often as you like as long as there's an active subscription. Microsoft is also promising to add new games to the service every month. If you want to buy one of the Game Pass games to keep permanently, expect a healthy discount to be applied to the purchase price.
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Until now, we only knew Xbox Game Pass was launching in the spring, but clearly that didn't happen. A short video posted on Facebook starring Danny McBride (watch it above) confirms the subscription service will officially roll out on June 1.
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