Following the announcement of the Xbox Game Pass service earlier this week, more details about Microsoft’s new digital-only subscription service have emerged.
Kotaku has done some more digging and discovered some additional details about the whole thing intends to work on a month-to-month basis.
First up, the contents of the Game Pass library is not constant and will change frequently – some games will be added to the Game Pass library while some games may be removed (ala the EA Access vault). The plan is to keep over one hundred Xbox One and Xbox 360 games available in the library for gamers to peruse at any one time.
So long as you continue to pay $10 a month you will have access to the entire catalog of games available through the Xbox Game Pass and can play the games as long as you want, as much as you want, whenever you want.
That’s as long as your subscription is active though. If your subscription lapses, is cancelled or you fail to pay it to keep the service active, you will instantly lose access to every game in the Xbox Game Pass library – downloaded games will be automatically deleted.
However, saved data and achievements you unlock will still persist on your account, even if you have unsubscribed from the Game Pass service. Also if you want to play the multiplayer portions of games made available through Xbox Game Pass, you will need an active Xbox Live Gold subscription.
They also say the Xbox Games With Gold program will not be affected in any way by the new Xbox Game Pass. Both services will operate independently from one another.