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Game pass ultimate subscription

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MSPoweruser: Microsoft to introduce new Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.
https://mspoweruser-com.cdn.ampproje...scription/amp/

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This looks promising! Some dates of when it should go into effect. Looks like it will be for new and existing members as well.

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What am I missing...? I don't understanding any benefit to this new level of subscription.
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What am I missing...? I don't understanding any benefit to this new level of subscription.
It is combining the gold and pass subscription as one.
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It is combining the gold and pass subscription as one.
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It's of no advantage to you, but it helps MS stop you from bouncing your Game Pass frequently.
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Brad Sams from Thurrot.com is hearing another reason the new Ultimate Game pass was created.


At the conference, Microsoft will reveal the details of how you can actually sign up for Game Pass on the PC with the launch of the beta. According to people familiar with company plans, the PC version of Game Pass will be included with Ultimate Game Pass that was announced earlier this year for no additional cost.


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So just to let people know, there is a great E3 deal for Game Pass Ultimate. You can upgrade your current subscriptions to Ultimate for just $1. Your XBL Gold and Xbox Game Pass subscriptions stack when you upgrade (ie. If you have 7 months of XBL Gold and 6 months of Xbox Game Pass left, you will get 13 months of Ultimate). It maxes out at 36 months though (ie. If you have 2 years left of each, you'll only receive 36 months of a Ultimate). Unfortunately, after watching E3, I immediately upgraded to Ultimate, because I thought it was just $1 for 1 month of Ultimate and I just wanted to try it out. I'm not that interested in Game Pass, but I subscribe to XBL Gold every year anyways, so it's basically free. If I had known, I would have bought more XBL Gold subscriptions before upgrading to get full value. As it stands, I only have Ultimate until July 2020. Take advantage of this guys and you'll be playing Gears 5 for free in a year and a half.

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So, I was able to install the Xbox Game Pass for PC. Decent selection of games. Not a huge selection yet, but I imagine it will grow with time. Might be

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I guess i need to poke around more but i have yet to find a link to download / install gamepass for pc.

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I guess i need to poke around more but i have yet to find a link to download / install gamepass for pc.
You have to be updated the windows 10 version 1903.

I joined the insider program and did the slow option and it installed 1903 for me. I only recommend it if you only want to tinker. Insider build can cause issues and frustrations

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Yeah, i used to be a member of the "Microsoft Partner" program, so very familiar with the beta and insider builds. Running some updates now. And thanks for the heads up!
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Metro Exodus is on the Game Pass. Downloading all 51gb now

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I signed up. GREAT deal. I had separate Gold and GamePass subs and switched today to the combined Ultimate deal. Got the $1 first month and they credited me out a few months based on my prior payments. Looking forward to trying out the PC games for sure.
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I think I'm credited out until 2020 sometime

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Haven't seen this on the Xbox Store yet for the GamePass, but it looks like it's on the PC Store right now.
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Im a current gold member.
If I sign up for this $2 for 2 months, and after 2 months don’t want game pass, will my gold subscription just continue on as normal?


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Im a current gold member.
If I sign up for this $2 for 2 months, and after 2 months don’t want game pass, will my gold subscription just continue on as normal?


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Good question. I might be completely wrong, but I think what they do is convert your existing Gold membership to Gamepass. I think currently 2:1 for gamepass and 3:1 for gamepass ultimate. I don't think you can reverse convert. You would probably have to wait for the game pass to expire, cancel that service, and then restart Gold (and not mistakenly use a Gold subscription to pay for more gamepass). Since gamepass includes Gold, I don't think they will allow two services to run at the same time.

One option is to create a second live account (maybe use spouse), and use the trial on that account and then decide if you like it. Just set whatever Xbox you use as the 'home console' for that second live account, and anyone that plays on that box will have access to gamepass (that is how it works for Gold, and I think Gamepass work the same way).

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The reason a lot of people, including myself, haven't bothered to upgrade is because of that reason......I'm fine with my 30 some odd dollar yearly dues for Games with Gold and the multiplayer games I still, a decade later, I'm still not playing enough of Games with Gold, which I suspect someday they shut-down to force people to get gamepass instead, is enough for us.

As I understand it once you upgrade your account to the Gold + Gamepass subscription, that's your new lock-in. I'm not convinced we'll see $30 renewal opportunities for that level of service the way we've come to expect for standard Gold service. Could be wrong but it would be Microsoft leaving a LOT of money on the table.....and I'm thinking that isn't something companies like Microsoft generally do.

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It's not a lock-in, you can let your Ultimate sub expire and then re-up with Gold only if you want.

https://support.xbox.com/en-US/billi...92a11138d51f44

I buy 12-month Gold/Game Pass cards on fleabay or look for sales on Slickdeals and get them for half price (or so) vs. monthly. I'm sure Ultimate 12-month cards will be cheaper that way too.

Here's the current $2 for 2 month of Ultimate promo: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/xb...%3aoverviewtab

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Ah, I hadn't really thought about it until I saw this thread.....and back when they announced the bigger deal to stack-up years of this free offer a few months back I think it was one of those curious "why did they word it that way" ones....upgrading your account, but then you couldn't go back...there was some strange wording about that, threw a lot of us off who were only casually looking into it.
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I've been more than happy with the selection of games on both platforms. Usually at least 2 games I check out a month that easily pays for the subscription

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I think the biggest push for this current deal, $2 for 2 months, is that GoW 5 launches on the 10th, but with Gamepass Ultimate, you can play it right now (I just launched the game), and get all the goodies that comes with the GoW5 Ultimate edition.

For the not so hardcore GoW fan, that is an absolute great deal. In a few months, probably you can then get the game for a major discount anyways if you really wanted to.
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So this just got confirmed. Lonely Mountains: Downhill heading to Gamepass. I backed this on kick starter and it has been an awesome ride so far! I'll be getting a steam Jerry, hot I'll need buying it on Xbox as well to support them.



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