Xbox has not let rumors about the future of Xbox Live Gold spread, which is why today it announced its replacement: Xbox Game Pass Core. According to the company, the Game Pass Core will end up replacing its iconic Xbox Live service, which debuted in November 2002, that is, almost 21 years ago.
Microsoft indicates that it will be on September 14 when it makes its debut. As a summary, this is the most affordable service of the company that will allow all console users access your multiplayer network, as well as exclusive offers and discounts. All this will be linked to a monthly price of 6.99 euros per month or 59.99 euros per year. Obviously, this does not sound attractive, but it must be mentioned that this service also includes a wide variety of games.
You will not have access to the Game Pass games, but you will have access to an interesting part of them. At launch, they will offer 20 games from Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda and some of its partners on both Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S. It is indicated that at least 2 or 3 times a year, new games will be added.
These are the games with which the Xbox Game Pass Core service will debut
This is the list of the games that you will be able to access if you sEsports Extrasup for the Game Pass Core service starting next September 14. Among the most prominent titles is DOOM Eternal, Forza Horizon 4, Halo 5 or Gears 5. Of course, they warn that depending on the market, this list could undergo some small modification. Although there are 19 games, the company indicates that at least 25 games will be available. These will be announced between now and the launch of the service.
“Today we continue our commitment to offer gamers more choice and value with the introduction of Xbox Game Pass Core. Game Pass Core is the evolution of Xbox Live Gold. Game Pass Core will give gamers access to our advanced multiplayer network, a select collection of more than 25 games to play with friends from all over the world and exclusive offers for members.
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- Dishonored 2
- Eternal Doom
- Fable Anniversary
- fallout 4
- Fallout 76
- Force Horizon 4
- gear 5
- Halo 5: Guardians
- Halo Wars 2
- Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- Human Fall Flat
- Ori & The Will of the Wisps
- psychonauts 2
- State of Decay 2
- The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
Is it worth it compared to Xbox Game Pass?
Going into official prices, no tricks to convert accounts, or buy subscriptions on key websites, not that it sounds very profitable. A console is obviously to play, and it will be paid €6.99 per month or 59.99 euros per month to have access to about 25 games. On the other hand, the Game Pass for console has a cost of €10.99 per month with access to hundreds of games. Now it makes sense that Game Pass subscriptions would go up in price. They have made room for this new subscription method.
Obviously, for many 10.99 euros may be a fair price, but for many others, a prohibitive price. For these, being able to spend 7 euros to have access to all these games for a month is an affordable option to enjoy your console. It is clear that you will be conditioned to play for what they offer you, but it is evident that it comes out cheaper than buying a console game.
With this evolution, we say goodbye to Games with Gold. We wanted to take this opportunity to reimagine how to include content with this subscription. We found that the answer to the hottest catalog was to take advantage of select titles from our Xbox Game Pass catalog.
Our launch collection of over 25 titles from Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda, and our content partners will offer something for everyone to play on their Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles. Today we are confirming the following titles for launch. New titles will be added 2-3 times a year.