Xbox has offered the opportunity to transfer pre-paid time from the Xbox Live Gold subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for quite some time now, and users have loved this feature.
The conversion rate between the two subscriptions used to be 1:1 before, meaning that players would be converted to Game Pass Ultimate for the same amount of time as their previous subscription.
However, a recent update confirms the conversion has changed to a ratio of 3:2 between the subscriptions.
Why it matters: The conversion ratio encouraged many users to try Game Pass. In addition to the recent price hike, this measure means the subscription is no longer as easy to obtain.
This implies that if users have an Xbox Live Gold subscription for three years and convert it to the highest tier of Game Pass, they will only receive a two-year subscription as opposed to the three-year subscription they would have received before the update.
Xbox transfers the existing pre-paid time from the three subscriptions to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at the current conversion rates.
For instance, if users convert with 90 days on their Xbox Live Gold subscription, they will only receive 60 days of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
The gaming giant also confirmed conversion ratios for other subscriptions.
- 3:2 conversion rate from PC Game Pass to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
- 4:3 conversion rate from Xbox Game Pass for Console to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
- 3:1 conversion rate from EA Play to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
This is unfortunate news for those looking forward to converting between the various subscriptions. However, given the amount of value from the subscription, users may find it worth converting.
In the coming months, games like Starfield will provide a massive boost to the already impressive value proposition of the subscription. Recently, GTA 5 also returned to the service, offering both last-gen and current-gen versions.
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