Microsoft Unveils Xbox Games Pass Launch Day and Early Access

Microsoft and the Xbox team announced that their new program, Xbox Games Pass will be launching internationally soon.

Xbox Games Pass has been available since February, but starting from June 1, 2017, the service will be offered broadly in other territories, with Xbox Live Gold members receiving early access to the subscription service as of the time of the writing of this press release.

Xbox Games Pass, for those unaware, is a subscription service that will offer gamers with from over 100 Xbox One and Backwards Compatible Xbox 360 games to choose from and play, some notable games include Halo 5, Gears of War 3, and SoulCalibur II. The service aims to provide easy access to a large number of popular Xbox titles, think Netflix but for Xbox games.

Unlike Sony’s PlayStation Now streaming service, Xbox Gamers Pass subscription service will actually download the game to the user’s console, eliminating any chances of latency or video artifacting caused by compression.