We are all familiar with Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold, but are you aware of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate? As your subscriptions come to a close, Microsoft is going to ask you if you would like to switch to Ultimate. I’m not one for telling you what to do, but the answer should probably be yes.
What Are My Options?
Currently, Microsoft has four subscription options available to you. Let’s break that down into what you get with those services and how much they will cost you:
|Xbox Game Pass Ultimate||Xbox Console Game Pass||Xbox PC Game Pass||Xbox Live Gold|
|Unlimited access to over 100 high-quality console games||♦||♦|
|Unlimited access to over 100 high-quality PC games||♦||♦|
|New games added all the time||♦||♦||♦|
|Xbox Game Studios titles when they premiere||♦||♦||♦|
|exclusive member deals and discounts||♦||♦||♦||♦|
|Get 2-4 free games every month||♦||♦|
|Price per month in USD||$14.99||$9.99||$9.99 (Beta: $4.99)||$9.99 (50% off with a full year subscription)|
What Does This Mean?
Whether you play on the console or the PC, you are getting a deal by getting the Ultimate subscription. The only time it may not be worth it is if you pay for your full year subscription to Live Gold at once. If my math is correct, Ultimate will cost you an extra $1.50 USD/month in that case.
Ultimate is an even better deal if you do some PC gaming as well as Xbox gaming. It bundles PC Game Pass, Console Game Pass and Live Gold into a single subscription at a great price, giving you access to over one hundred games on both platforms. This means you don’t have to choose. With the help of PC’s Xbox Console Companion and Crossplay (when available), you can connect PC and Xbox gaming no matter where you are, or what device you have available to you.
Article by KSI Siren82