Microsoft Is Interested in Acquiring Even More New Studios

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"Imagine if Microsoft offered the Xbox One X + Xbox Live Gold + Xbox Game Pass for a monthly subscription over 24 months...", Warren wrote.

There is no upfront cost for either plan and both are interest-free for 24 months. That works out cheaper than buying an Xbox One S outright and subscribing to Live Gold and Game Pass separately. For $21.99/month, you get all the same perks, but an Xbox One S instead.

Microsoft made a bunch of announcements at Gamescom 2018 during its Xbox Insider broadcast-there are new special edition controllers, and lots of new Xbox One gameplay footage to pore over-but new Xbox One bundles were the consistent thread throughout the multi-hour presentation.

Doing the math, the Xbox All Access Subscription for the Xbox One S will cost you $528 in total. At the expiry of the Xbox One's remains with the owner as a "credit" for it will be paid over two years to the full. Unfortunately, the offer is only exclusive to United States and at Microsoft Stores. Meanwhile, Xbox Live, which is likewise available on Microsoft Store, charges users $59.99 annually, with an Xbox Game Pass selling at $9.99 per month.

For anyone not in a position to buy all these various Microsoft products and services upfront, this service is a good way to get in the game.

"All brand-new Xbox One S 1TB or Xbox One X consoles, including available console bundles, can be purchased with Xbox All Access". You don't have to plunk down a chunk of change upfront, and after two years the console looks like it will be yours to own.




What is a Dell Preferred account? Decker affirms that the goal of the Xbox Game Pass is to serve as an "additive" to the existing ecosystem, not to supplant it. Microsoft doesn't "see a future where subscriptions are dominant". If you choose to pay with any other payment method, you'll have to cover the cost of your preferred bundle up front.

Microsoft's Game Pass is a service that offers fantastic value.

In any case, this is certainly an interesting approach to selling a console, and it does offer some flexibility in terms of how you pay.

What do you think about Xbox All Access?

"When we launched it, we thought an ever-increasing number of titles might be something that was really important to gamers", Decker said to Gi.Biz in an interview.

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