Microsoft Announces Xbox One Subscription Service – 100 games for £8 a month

Microsoft will allow subscribers to access both Xbox One and Xbox 360 compatible games with some titles including Halo 5: Guardians, Payday 2, NBA 2K16 and SoulCalibur 2.

“One of the best things about Xbox Game Pass is that you can discover and download the full titles directly on your Xbox One. That means continuous, full-fidelity gameplay without having to worry about streaming, bandwidth or connectivity issues.”

– Xbox Boss Man Phil Spencer.

Not all the games will stay in the subscription forever however, new games will be included and some will be cycled out of rotation of the games available for the monthly fee. Spencer went on to suggest that Xbox Game Pass, the name of the service will be first tested with the gamers apart of the Xbox Insider Program in the Alpha Ring from today, but titles will be limited.

Xbox Live Gold members will receive access to Xbox Games Pass afterwards before the program comes to the wider community. If you do decide to be a subscriber when it launches, any game you buy through the service will get a 20% discount.

A wide range of partners have already signed up including 2K, 505 Games, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Capcom, Codemasters, Deep Silver, Focus Home Interactive, Sega, THQ Nordic GmbH, Warner Bros. and Microsoft Studios. The service will cost $9.99 or around £7.99 for us Brits, which seems quite in line with what you already pay for a Netflix account.

If your apart of the Insider Program, you should be able to gain access today, if not just have to wait like the rest of us.