Game Pass “Ultimate” and Game Pass for PC rumored to be coming soon

Microsoft is reportedly planning a couple of new subscription services for gamers, per Brad Sams and WalkingCat.

First up is a “Game Pass Ultimate” that combines an Xbox Live Gold subscription with a GamePass subscription. Xbox Live Gold is routinely on sale, but it typically costs around $60 when bought annually, $10/month when bought month-by-month.

Game Pass is a flat $10 per month (though there’s a special offer at the moment giving one month for one dollar). The Ultimate subscription is going to be $15/month, making it a break-even proposition for annual subscribers (or even a slight price increase, if you can get Gold for less than $60) but a nice discount for monthly subs.

Second, it’s claimed that Microsoft will soon have a Game Pass subscription for Windows, too. Details are thin to non-existent at the moment, but with Microsoft’s increasing efforts to unify Xbox and Windows gaming and plans to bring the previously Xbox-exclusive to Windows, a Game Pass for Windows would make a lot of sense.

Even more subscription options are likely to be in the pipeline, too, once the company’s Xcloud streaming service goes live.

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