Microsoft is throwing its hat into the ring when it comes to subscription services as the company as announced Xbox Game Pass, which will be launching this Spring. The service will cost $9.99 per month and will allow subscribers to access Xbox One and backwards compatible Xbox 360 titles. Unlike PlayStation Now the Xbox Game Pass will not be a streaming service but instead allow people to download games to their consoles.
Game Pass subscribers will also get access to exclusive discounts to the games available on the service. However games won’t stay in the catalog forever, with new games being added each month while some are removed. Those who are part of the Xbox Insider Program will receive access first so Microsoft can work out any issues with the service before rolling out to everyone.
Source: Major Nelson Blog