Xbox All Access Gets Revamped
- Get an Xbox and online services for a low monthly payment.
- Option to upgrade to Project Scarlet.
- Microsoft continues with its vision of the future.
Microsoft has been heading in a different direction for a while when it comes to how they want to profit from their gaming division. At first, they failed when it came to an all-digital future, but once they installed Phil Spencer to take the helm, the company has been very successful. Instead of focusing on sales of individual games, they’ve decided to sell games through a subscription service.
It’s been a very successful business move for the company. They then brought this service to PC and have found even more success. They’ve partnered up with rival companies, like Nintendo, and they’ve purchased more studios to bolster up their catalogue of games for their Xbox Game Pass. It’s unknown how the future of gaming will shape itself, but many companies, like Google, have different impressions on how it will unfold. Google believes in cloud-based gaming and Microsoft still feels a box plugging into your television is the way to go.
We are now in an era where more power, more content, costs more money than it ever has before. Those who build PCs can easily spend thousands of dollars to have the maxed out specs, and with Microsoft and Sony looking to deliver strong specs for their upcoming consoles, it could get pricey. Very much aware of this, the Xbox brand has announced a new service gamers can apply for that will get them a Microsoft console.
Xbox All Access will becoming to countries all around the world but will first start in the U.S., U.K., and Australia. This service will give you the complete Xbox experience for as low as $19.99 a month for 24 months. This is perfect for those who want to join the Xbox brand but don’t have hundreds of dollars to buy the console, pay for the online membership, and purchase whatever game they want. Microsoft considers this the best value in gaming, and they have detailed what Xbox All Access members will get in a blog post.
Xbox One console
- Players in the U.S. and U.K. can choose between Xbox One X, Xbox One S, or Xbox One S All-Digital Edition bundles
- Players in Australia can select the Xbox One X Forza Horizon 4 bundle or the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 4 bundle
- One Xbox Wireless Controller included with each bundle
24-month membership to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
- Xbox Pass Ultimate includes all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold, including online multiplayer, and access to over 100 great games on console and PC.
Those in the U.S. and U.K. that do go forward with this service have the option, after 18 payments, to upgrade to Project Scarlet when it releases at the end of 2020. Gamers who participate in Australia will instead have the option to buy the console outright and then upgrade to Project Scarlet. U.S. and U.K. gamers also get a special promotion. Anyone in those two countries that joins Xbox All Access and gets an Xbox One X, and they will have the option to upgrade to Project Scarlet after 12 months and when the console is available. All of this, how much you’ll have to pay and if you can actually join, will depend on what your credit score is.