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The landscape of video game purchasing has drastically changed in the last 10 years, shifting from electronics stores to game shops to the internet. Gamers have been able to skip in-person lines for some time now, thanks to digital purchases made from their couches via streaming subscription services. One of them is Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft’s monthly offering of more than 100 top-rated games—and you can get access right now for a shockingly low price.
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Microsoft is offering new subscribers access to its Ultimate Game Pass plan for $1 for the first three months, after which members will be charged the normal price of $14.99 per month. With an Ultimate subscription, players can access more than 100 titles on their consoles, PCs and Android mobile devices. That’s a 98% discount off the $44.97 price you’d typically pay for three months. It also beats our last deal on this subscription by $21.88.
Though there are separate plans for gamers who strictly play on consoles or PCs (both available for $9.99 a month), Ultimate members can stream a plethora of titles from Xbox’s history on multiple platforms. Games include original Xbox classics, such as Psychonauts ($9.99) and The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind ($14.99), along with recent releases for Xbox One, like Ori and the Will of the Wisps ($29.99) and Control ($29.99), which will be yours to play free with this subscription.
New games are added to Game Pass frequently, with many Xbox Game Studios titles being added the same day as their physical releases. Subscribers will also get access to Xbox Live Gold for multiplayer gameplay. In addition, the Ultimate plan comes with EA Play, meaning players can access various Electronic Arts games, including FIFA 21 ($59.99) and Star Wars: Squadrons ($39.99).
While the Xbox Series X and its competitor, the PlayStation 5, both remain elusive, Microsoft is still letting its fans have access to the best video games on the market. Try out Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and game on!
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