XBOX Game Pass introduces Family Plan – Price, Regions, and more

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XBOX Game Pass introduces Family Plan and below are all the details about it. Learn everything about the XBOX Game Pass Family Plan.

Microsoft has announced that it is soft launching a new subscription tier for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Only a few months ago, we first began hearing that Microsoft was preparing a new family plan for Game Pass to be launched sometime in 2022. 

XBOX Game Pass introduces Family Plan and while Microsoft has yet to release the full version of the Game Pass family plan, it is currently testing it in a few countries. To know all the details about the Game Pass Family Plan, read till the end.

XBOX Game Pass Plans
XBOX Game Pass Plans

XBOX Game Pass Family Plan: Regions

According to a new post on Microsoft’s official Xbox website, the company is in the process of previewing a family plan version of the Xbox Game Pass. This beta code is only available in Colombia and Ireland for Xbox Insiders. However, if testing goes well, it’s anticipated that this tier will soon be accessible to everyone in additional regions.

Microsoft in its write-up about the new Game Pass offering said that Xbox Insiders can start testing a plan that lets several users enjoy the advantages of Game Pass Ultimate in Colombia and Ireland. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate now allows you to add up to four subscribers, all with their own unique access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate games, content, and benefits, so you can enjoy the best Xbox Game Pass games anywhere and anytime. 

You will have to purchase the ‘Xbox Game Pass – Insider Preview’

This new plan offers all the benefits of Game Pass Ultimate, but it’s tied to a different type of plan. According to Microsoft, to participate in the preview, you must purchase the ‘Xbox Game Pass – Insider Preview’ plan on the Microsoft Store. According to the new plan, the remaining time on your Game Pass subscription will be converted based on the monetary value of your subscription time.

Price of the XBOX Game Pass Family Plan

For comparison, this Insider Preview family package is equivalent to 18 days of Game Pass Ultimate for the entire 30 days. Based on Game Pass Ultimate’s usual cost of $15 a month (or 50 cents a day), we can estimate that the new plan will cost $25 a month (roughly 83 cents a day) by extending the $15 cost backward from 18 days. There is no official price of the XBOX Game Pass Family Plan yet.

Using this pricing assumption, we get $25, which is almost too clean to be a coincidence. This is a pretty good price hike from a standard subscription. However, it can be a decent value if you consider that four or five individuals will share one membership.

XBOX Game Pass Library
XBOX Game Pass Library

Conclusion

A disclaimer from Microsoft stated that the Conversion is final and users must wait until their new membership expires before returning to a previous membership. Furthermore, Xbox All Access members will not be able to participate in the preview. You will be able to share your subscription with anyone in the same country as you once the program expands to more regions. Currently, this program is only available in Colombia and Ireland. 

That is everything you needed to know about the XBOX Game Pass Family Plan.

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