Xbox Game Pass subscription service has launched and includes some sports games

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Posted May 24th, 2017 at 7:30 am

Microsoft today launched Xbox Game Pass, a subscription service that includes unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and backwards compatible games. Xbox Game Pass is $10 a month and all those with Xbox Live Gold get to start with a free 14 day trial.

The sports games available through the service at launch are NBA 2K16, The Golf Club, and Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings. 2K17 could get added in the months ahead. Other high profile franchises like Gears of War, Bioshock, and Halo are featured in Game Pass.

When combined with the excellent value of EA Access, the Xbox One appears incredibly inviting as a new purchase for consumers who want a large library of games at their disposal instantly. The two together would amount to $12.50 a month, just a fifth the cost of buying a single new game. However unlike EA Access where all games in the Vault are permanently there, Xbox Game Pass will be shuffling some out to make room for new ones on a contractual basis.

  • Rich

    $12.50 for both, EA Access is only $2.50 a month?

    • $30 a year, broken down to monthly yeah.

  • Options are always great, and Microsoft is providing plenty right now.

    • Just a guy

      They had to due to the horrendous launch of the Xbox One.

      They’ve been playing catch-up ever since.

      Doing a pretty good job of it, honestly.

      • In my opinion, they are nailing every aspect possible outside of console exclusives. It’s a great time to be a gamer.

  • MoneyMayweather

    No topic on the NBA live 18 teaser vids and vids coming out on youtube about people actually playing the game? at some event EA had.

    Maybe if YOU pasta padre bryan weidey weren’t always so negative about NBA Live you’d get an invite or maybe you did get an invite and declined.

    I don’t get why you hate NBA live so much pasta

    You and andrew apparently love games but you always post the negative shit he posts to me when were talking NBA live 18.

    Live 18 so far looks way better than live 16

    Does it have to be better than 2k18?

    nah Live is it’s own game competing with itself to make the best game possible that’s what you and andrew don’t get it.

    LIKE KD said Don’t like it Don’t play it.

    There’s plenty of hype right now for the game and there was even support for it on twitch When did we ever think VGchartz was reliable source for sales?

    yet pasta up here posting Live 16 only sold 8k copies

    LOL

    • Visuals of an NBA Live game simply doesn’t constitute news at this point in time.

      • ClubSteve

        true, pasta…and to be honest, if nba live adds some features or modes that 2k does not have, then they could generate some more interest.

        • That’s what they would have to do. Need some kind of *special* hook to get anyone interested in buying it again, that 2K won’t be offering.

          • Jeff

            They got me interested since i seen that wnba screenshot. nba live 16 was pretty good i think just a few improvements and it will be back on top id like them to add a 3pt contest as game mode instead of that 2k crap where you can only do it in my career aand put in all the fiba and legend teams

          • Rich

            Weekly wrapup show 🙂

      • Jeremy W

        well i have seen photos of it and while it looks better than 16 it plays too arcade like for me

    • Hoops

      I hate NBA Live because that game is just crap. No wonder it has been cancelled year in and year out.

    • Jeremy W

      u just can not trust NBA Live no more esp their dys mode no edit player and only 1-team u can play with which was fine in 2005 but not in today market

  • Darth Red Raider

    Thanks Sony.

  • jr

    What does NBA live have to do with this?