Microsoft opens up Xbox Game Pass to Beta Ring Insiders
Just a short month ago, Microsoft announced Xbox Game Pass, a service which gives Xbox gamers unlimited access to over 100 games for a monthly subscription. The service initially rolled out to Xbox Insiders in the Alpha ring, and today a tweet from Microsoft Employee Brad Rossetti has revealed that the service is now open for lower level Xbox Beta Ring insiders as well (via Windows Central.)
Xbox One Insiders – Preview BETA users are getting Game Pass today to help validate at 10.00am PDT
— Brad Rossetti (@WorkWombatman) March 28, 2017
The move will no doubt bring the initial testing of the service to a broader audience and will help Microsoft determine if any changes need to be made ahead of the full rollout to all Xbox gamers later this Spring. Xbox Game Pass will give gamers unlimited access to over 100 rotating Xbox One and backward compatible Xbox 360 titles for $9.99 per month. Games from industry leading publishers such as 2K, 505 Games, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, Capcom, Codemasters, Deep Silver, Focus Home Interactive, SEGA, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Microsoft Studios, will all be included in the service.
Unlike with Sony’s PS Now streaming service, Xbox Game Pass will feature “continuous, full-fidelity gameplay” without the need to worry about connection or streaming issues. Fan-favorite titles such as Halo 5: Guardians, Payday 2, NBA 2K16 and SoulCalibur II will also come to Xbox Game Pass once it launches to the full Xbox community in late Spring of 2017.Further reading: Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One