Are the new Xbox Game Pass tiers actually confusing? We investigate

Alright, have a seat. I'd offer you a cup of tea, but that's physically impossible for me to do through a screen, so sorry about that. We're here to talk about Xbox Game Pass, now that we've all had a little bit of time to take in the raft of changes Microsoft has just unveiled to the service. There's a big question to be delved into, and it's not what does this all mean for Xbox's future and/or standing in the games industry.It's this: are these changes and the revised tier structure they entail actually confusing? No, don't just say yes by default, we need to discern whether — once you've done the proper in-depth reading we all hate doing — they're still confusing, with that being the true threshold of bamboozlement, a phrase I definitely haven't just invented.Let's start with the new tier that's coming in to upset the applecart in September - Xbox Game Pass Standard. Basically, it's a replacement for the current Game Pass for Console tier, with that £8.99/$10.99 per month tier no longer being offered to new folks looking to join Game Pass as of today, July 10. So, if you've got it, you're good for right now, but will need switch to a different tier once your current subscription expires, with Microsoft having specified that codes for it will "continue to be redeemable until further notice". Read more

Jul 10, 2024 - 23:50
 0  3
Are the new Xbox Game Pass tiers actually confusing? We investigate

Alright, have a seat. I'd offer you a cup of tea, but that's physically impossible for me to do through a screen, so sorry about that. We're here to talk about Xbox Game Pass, now that we've all had a little bit of time to take in the raft of changes Microsoft has just unveiled to the service. There's a big question to be delved into, and it's not what does this all mean for Xbox's future and/or standing in the games industry.

It's this: are these changes and the revised tier structure they entail actually confusing? No, don't just say yes by default, we need to discern whether — once you've done the proper in-depth reading we all hate doing — they're still confusing, with that being the true threshold of bamboozlement, a phrase I definitely haven't just invented.

Let's start with the new tier that's coming in to upset the applecart in September - Xbox Game Pass Standard. Basically, it's a replacement for the current Game Pass for Console tier, with that £8.99/$10.99 per month tier no longer being offered to new folks looking to join Game Pass as of today, July 10. So, if you've got it, you're good for right now, but will need switch to a different tier once your current subscription expires, with Microsoft having specified that codes for it will "continue to be redeemable until further notice".

Read more

What's Your Reaction?

like

dislike

love

funny

angry

sad

wow