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Game Pass Shakeups Xbox: More Tiers, Pricier Perks, and a Gamer’s Gripe

Xbox Game Pass Changes and Price Increase

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Microsoft Xbox Game Pass price increase
Microsoft Xbox Game Pass price increase

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Microsoft has thrown gamers a curveball with its Xbox Game Pass overhaul starting 10 July 2024, shaking up the subscription tiers and jacking up prices like it’s going out of style. Enter the new “Xbox Game Pass Core” — a rebranded Xbox Live Gold that now promises a curated game lineup and online multiplayer for a cool $9.99 per month or $59.99 annually.

But hold onto your wallets, folks! Existing subscribers of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC Game Pass are in for a sticker shock, with their monthly dues soaring to $19.99 and $12.99, respectively. And if you’re eyeing the new “Xbox Game Pass Standard,” priced at $14.99 a month, well, kiss those day-one game releases goodbye!

Xbox Controller
Xbox Controller

Microsoft claims these changes are about offering more choice. Choice, huh? Sure, if by choice you mean paying more for less. Stay tuned for more updates and the latest price hikes at Windows Central or with Microsoft official statements for price increase per countries.

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