Microsoft has announced their equivalent of Sony’s PSN Now: Xbox Game Pass. This new service will give players unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 backward compatible games on Xbox One for a measly £7.99 a month.
The program will begin rolling out to select members of the Xbox Insider Program at 2pm GMT today and will launch to the broader community later this spring. If you’re part of the Xbox Insider Program and would like to take the update right away, you’ll need to reboot your Xbox One; otherwise, Xbox Game Pass should appear on your dashboard within an hour or so.
For those who are part of the Xbox Insider Program, please note the following:
Xbox Game Pass will be an early build with some feature limitations and will not be on par with the final experience that will be available later this spring. Additionally, there will be a limited catalogue (i.e. approximately 20 titles in preview, many of them arcade) and potentially some slight tweaks to the user interface. Most AAA titles will be available later this Spring. There is a slight probably that users will run into a few bugs.
Once the program has been unleashed to a broader Xbox community, the list of available games will include Halo 5: Guardians, Saints Row IV Re-Elected, NBA 2K16, Mad Max, LEGO Batman, Mega Man Legacy Collection, Terraria, Payday 2, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Fable III, SoulCalibur II and Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Please advised that the aforementioned titles will not be part of the Xbox Insider Program.