Microsoft dropped a bombshell this morning when they announced Xbox Game Pass, a new subscription service that basically merges the idea behind Netflix with Xbox games.
The subscription service will debut this spring and will give players access to 100 Xbox One and backwards compatible Xbox 360 titles for $9.99 per month.
This is not a streaming service, Microsoft was quick to point out, but rather offers full, downloadable access to the library of games. All of the Xbox One games on the service will include a discount of 20% if the player decides to buy the game outright. New games will arrive monthly to the service, with Microsoft touting such titles as Halo 5: Guardians, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, LEGO Batman, NBA 2k16, and more for the launch of the service.
This is a pretty exciting turn of events for Xbox One owners, as this new service with a small monthly fee could allow players to try other games they might not have done otherwise. The fact that games will rotate in and out based on player feedback and enjoyment is also welcoming and shows that Microsoft is still commited to keeping their commitments to all players.
What do you think? Is this a service you will want to try out? Or will you give this one a pass? Let us know in the comments!