Xbox Game Pass launches June 1 but Gold subscribers can try it out now

Microsoft has announced that their Netflix-like game subscription service, Xbox Game Pass, will be available to all Xbox One owners on June 1. But if you’re an Xbox Live Gold subscriber, you can sign up for a free trial right now at Xbox.com.

Unlike Sony’s streaming-based PlayStation Now service, the Xbox Game Pass gives subscribers the chance to fully download any of the games on offer. Players will also be able to earn Achievements with these full-game downloads, and they can even be played offline for up to 30 days.

All Xbox One and backwards compatible Xbox 360 games available with the Xbox Game Pass can be purchased at a 20% discount (so you can keep playing them if they’re ever delisted from the service), and Microsoft is currently offering more than 100 games to subscribers. Some of the first games available include big hits like Halo 5: Guardians and the BioShock trilogy, as well as smaller games like Mega Man Legacy Collection and Pac-Man Championship Edition DX. The full list can be found at the Xbox Game Pass’s official website.

After your free trial expires, Xbox Game Pass will be available for $9.99 per month.

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