New Game Pass Tier And Price Hike Hinted At By Industry Insider

Expert Verified By

Xbox May Introduce Game Pass With Ads Soon!

Story Highlight
  • Latest reports say that Microsoft is planning a new tier for Game Pass.
  • The tier will likely incorporate ads to some extent as Microsoft aims to make the subscription more lucrative.
  • A price hike for the original service is also expected alongside this new tier.

While it was previously speculated that Xbox might skip Call of Duty and other Activision titles on Game Pass, Sarah Bond has already confirmed that all first-party releases will continue to be added to the service.

However, it seems Microsoft is looking to alter its strategy instead of completely changing it. According to the latest reports, Xbox is looking to introduce a new tier of Game Pass as well as a price hike.

Why it matters: Microsoft seems to be following in the wake of other subscriptions. Previously, the likes of Netflix have tried budget tiers that incorporate ads.

Game Pass is a lucrative option for Xbox on paper, but the service has been unable to grow for a while. This may have been the primary reason for the price hike, though a bump was always inevitable.

Previously, the reliable Tom Warren stated that Xbox has been looking at upping the price of this service. Another insider with an accurate track record now suggests that a price increase is likely to happen.

However, he also adds that Microsoft is looking to expand the service with a completely new tier.

I’ve even heard that there is a new tier of Game Pass coming.

-Rand Al Thor

Such a tier has long been anticipated for Game Pass. Xbox may offer the service at a cheaper rate, adding the downside of advertisements to recoup costs.

This would allow the gaming giant to keep Game Pass afloat while offering titles like Call of Duty. It is also speculated that the entry-level option will come with a smaller catalog of games.

Diablo 4
Diablo 4 Is Still The Only New Activision Title on The Subscription

With Game Pass continuing to add new premium releases without much growth, this price hike seems like a natural step for Xbox. However, there is concern that these measures may harm the service further.

Last year, the subscription service added games valued at $9K. With the entire Call of Duty franchise expected to join the mix, this value proposition will only go up, even if it may come with a price hike.

Was our article helpful? 👨‍💻

Thank you! Please share your positive feedback. 🔋

How could we improve this post? Please Help us. 😔

Latest News

Join Our Community



AMD Debuts Anti-Lag 2 Preview For Counter-Strike 2

AMD's new Anti-Lag 2 technology offers a much better solution than its predecessor to avoid the recent bans in various games.

Insider Believes Next-Gen Xbox Console Will Support Steam

A reliable insider has claimed that Steam, a launcher exclusive to PC, will be available with the next-gen Xbox console.

Respawn Hiring For Multiplayer Game Amid Reports of Return To Titanfall

New job listings show that Respawn Entertainment is creating a new project that involves multiplayer gameplay.

State of Decay 3 Is Far More Impressive Than Predecessor, Says Insider

A reliable leaker has suggested that State of Decay 3 will offer much better visuals and narrative elements than its predecessor.

Noctua Expands To Products For Houses And Offices With Home Series

Noctua Home is aimed at a completely different market, offering fan sets to enhance ventilation in homes and offices.