Xbox Game Pass Ultimate combines Xbox Live Gold, Game Pass, and Game Pass on PC

Microsoft has announced Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. It’s available right now, and we think it’s great value for money.

The new subscription will cost you $14.99/£10.99 a month, but it gives you access to Xbox Live Gold, the Xbox Game Pass, and the recently announced Xbox Game Pass on PC. All in all, that gives you access to almost 200 games for Xbox One, over 100 games for PC, and Xbox’s online gaming service for less than £11 a month.

To put that into perspective, the Xbox Game Pass currently costs £7.99 a month, and an Xbox Live Gold subscription now costs £49.99 a year if you buy a years subscription, which is the most cost effective way to do so. That equates to around £4.15 a month, meaning subscribing to both Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass seperately in the cheapest way possible will cost you £12.15 a month, which is obviously £1.16 a month more than if you just subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Add on the fact that you’re also getting the Xbox Game Pass on PC as part of your Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription as well and you’ve suddenly got a tremendous deal. Xbox Game Pass on PC on its own is going to cost $5/£4 a month, so subscribing to all three seperately would effectively cost you £16.15 a month, so Game Pass Ultimate will offer you a saving of £5.26 a month. Even if you don’t play on PC and won’t benefit from that part of this deal, it’ll still be more cost effective for you to subscribe to Game Pass Ultimate than to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass seperately.

If you do play on PC, however, then a number of titles have been confirmed for Xbox Game Pass on PC. These include the likes of State of Decay 2, Forza Horizon 4, We Happy Few, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Sea of Thieves, Gears of War 5, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and Football Manager 2019.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is available to subscribe to right now through the Microsoft Store. It’s £10.99 a month, but as with the standard Xbox Game Pass, you can get your first month for just £1.

Chris is our resident FPS-obsessed football fanatic who, when not playing an FPS or FIFA, can probably be found spending the odd 100 hours or so building his perfect farm on Stardew Valley. Chris comes to you with a hint of cynicism and plenty of sarcasm.

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