Microsoft doesn’t want Game Pass to be "the Netflix of games"

Microsoft doesn’t want Game Pass to be

In addition, the subscription is also strengthened with a Dell Preferred Account feature that assists users in managing their technology purchasing and services.

Microsoft offers two variants of the Xbox All Access subscription, one for an Xbox One X and one for an Xbox One S, priced at $34.99 and $21.99 a month respectively to be paid across 24 monthly payments.

DPA offers certain benefits such as no prepayment penalty, zero upfront cost, and 0% April for 24 months. The Xbox One X plan is about $840, only a $20 discount from the $860 if buying it all separately. One of those will be a typical games console, but the other is more like a set-top box with access restricted to streamed games you pay monthly to access.

With little to no upfront cost and instant access to hundreds of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games through Games Pass, All Access as described could help the Xbox One stand out a bit from the console competition. Then last week, the awesome peeps at Windows Central reported they had confirmed that indeed Xbox All Access is planned and would be announced at the end of the month.

For the purposes of this article, let's just assume that you want to buy a standard Xbox One S or Xbox One X bundle. The service is only available for Xbox users in the United States. When "Forza Horizon 4" drops later this year, for example, Game Pass subscribers will get it on day one for no additional charge. At the end of two years, the renter will fully own the console. You also get a handful of free games with a Gold subscription for $9.99 per month.

It's a payment structure that will be familiar to any consumer who's ever signed up for a two-year phone plan allowing them to pay for the phone in installments. Reading the fine print, this is a 0% April for two years loan, which means that if you make your payments each month, you'll never pay a dime in interest.

On the face of it, $35 a month for a complete Xbox setup with access to hundreds of games sounds like a good deal. However, a year later, Microsoft revealed Project Scorpio, which would eventually become the powerful Xbox One X console.

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