It looks like Microsoft is considering introducing cheaper, ad-supported tiers of its Xbox Game Pass.
That’s according to a survey Microsoft recently distributed to gamers asking for views of the current Xbox Game Pass subscription and whether we’d be willing to accept ads if the subscription payment were lower.
An unsourced screenshot written and shared in Spanish reset era (over VGC), claims that Microsoft is polling gamers and exploring a tier-like system – similar to that of Sony’s Ubisoft+ and PS Plus – inviting them to “consider hypothetical subscriptions”.
The hypothetical family plan appears to offer all the benefits of the current Xbox Game Pass service for five users on consoles and PC for €22 a month, while the €3 plan would essentially give a single person an Xbox Live Gold-like plan, delaying the delay Access first-party games from Microsoft six months after release and show ads before playing a game from the XGP library.
ICYMI, Xbox addressed its conspicuous absence from the recent The Game Awards, promising that despite all the appearances, 2023 will be an “incredibly exciting year” for its fans.
Xbox executive Aaron Greenberg reshared Microsoft’s Game Pass promotional role, saying the team has “a lot to show and share” planned for the next year.
“Appreciative people are eager to learn and see more,” he wrote at the time. “Timing is always crucial, but don’t worry, you won’t have to wait too long for what’s next from us.”
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