Xbox raises the prices for Game Pass and unveils a new subscription tier

Microsoft has revealed plans to raise the prices for current Xbox Game Pass tiers and introduce a new Standard option, which will exclude day-one releases.

Details on these changes were shared in a post on Microsoft's support website. The announcement also stated that Game Pass for Console would no longer be available to new users.

The upcoming Xbox Game Pass Standard is set to cost $14.99 per month and is expected to launch soon.

This new tier will offer similar benefits as Game Pass Core, such as online console multiplayer. However, it was noted: "Game Pass Standard will not include games released on day one."

Effective immediately for new subscribers, the annual cost of Game Pass Core will rise from $59.99 to $74.99, Game Pass Ultimate will go from $16.99 to $19.99 per month, and PC Game Pass will jump from $9.99 to $11.99 per month. Current subscribers will see these changes take effect on September 12, 2024.

Noteworthy first-party releases, revealed at the 2024 Xbox Showcase, such as the latest Doom and Gears of War games, will still become available on Game Pass on launch day.

Last June, Xbox previously raised Game Pass prices, shortly followed by the launch of Game Pass Core.

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