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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Announced, Combines Game Pass And Xbox Live Gold Subscription

A little bit cheaper than subscribing them individually, too

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Microsoft has announced that there is now a new subscription plan that combines Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass- the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. While initially rumoured, this is properly announced at the recent Inside Xbox stream.

For the uninitiated, Xbox Live Gold is the equivalent to Playstation Plus where it offers online multiplayer and a limited choice of redeemable games. Whereas Xbox Game Pass is the Netflix-style subscription that lets you access a library of 100 games, including newly-released Xbox One exclusives.

Both services are offered for $9.99 USD (around RM40) monthly, but with the Game Pass Ultimate, you get online multiplayer and access to a huge catalog of games to play for $14.99 USD (around RM62) per month.

One of the common complaints about PS Plus subscribers over here in Malaysia is the choice of free games- this month’s offering is nothing to shout about, for example. And Microsoft now has the best answer to that problem. Game Pass includes the latest third-party releases like Just Cause 4 and also some gems from the past, including Xbox 360 games that are backward-compatible.

It’s a pretty good deal. Now if only Xbox gets proper support to the whole of Southeast Asia.