Today, Microsoft announced Xbox Game Pass, its new gaming subscription service that grants you unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and backward compatible Xbox 360 Games at the price point of $9.99 USD per month. The service is scheduled to roll out sometime this Spring.
Since its announcement, further details about the service have surfaced. For starters, it has been revealed that the discounts for subscribers to Xbox Game Pass includes 20% on Xbox One game purchases and 10% on all related add-ons, such as season passes and DLC. The discounts only apply when the base game is currently in the catalog.
You will also not need an Xbox Live Gold membership in order to access Xbox Game Pass, but you will need it to play multiplayer in Xbox Game Pass titles. Additionally, when you download a game you can play offline for up to 30 days.
There will be no limit on the amount of Xbox One Pass games you can download at any given time. However, when you download a game from the Xbox Game Pass catalog you do not own it, unless you go on to purchase said game. This means that you will need an active Xbox Game Pass subscription service in order to play your downloaded games.
If you cancel your subscription, or if it runs out, any games downloaded through the service will no longer be available. However, your progress and achievements will remain attached to your account.
Lastly, for the few of you who were wondering, Xbox Game Pass will not be available on Xbox 360.