Xbox Game Pass Prices Going Up Alongside New Tier In 2024

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Huge Changes Coming To Game Pass!

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  • Xbox is raising Game Pass Ultimate prices to $19.99.
  • Game Pass for consoles is being replaced with a new tier that does not offer day-one games.
  • Microsoft is also raising prices for Game Pass PC to $10.99.

Xbox Game Pass has already been through price hikes in the past, but the service continues to provide incredible value. This value is so great that it is considered unsustainable, leading to speculation about more price hikes.

As expected, the latest price uplift is coming soon. According to Windows Central, various changes are on the way to the many tiers of this service. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate prices are also going up.

Why it matters: Game Pass is at the heart of everything Xbox. Therefore, each change to the subscription can lead to big impacts on the gaming giant.

Call of Duty Xbox Game Pass
Call of Duty Is Still Not On The Service

The biggest change is that Microsoft is shutting down Game Pass for consoles.

However, this change won’t apply to existing users. For new users, Game Pass Standard is being introduced as a new service, but it won’t include access to day-one first-party titles like Doom: The Dark Ages.

This version of the subscription will cost $14.99 and come with online access for multiplayer. It will also include various already existing games from Microsoft’s current catalog.

Game Pass Ultimate is set to receive a price increase, as well. Now priced at $19.99, this service will continue to offer the same set of perks as it did. Similarly, the PC-exclusive service will now cost $11.99 instead of $9.99.

These price increases are set to impact all parts of the world and represent a major shift in Microsoft’s strategy.

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Game Pass Standard Will Take Away Day-One Titles

The biggest takeaway here is that Microsoft is making major changes. The new prices will take effect in September as the gaming giant prepares to launch titles like Fable, Indiana Jones, and more.

For existing users, not much will change. However, fans may want to stack up their subscriptions before these changes take effect to ensure they get the best deal possible.

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