Microsoft has announced Xbox All Access, a subscription service where the user gets an Xbox console along with two years of subscription to Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass. It bundles together everything you need to play on Xbox One. And it's all included under one monthly payment.
The official Xbox website reads, “For no upfront cost and one low monthly price for 24 months, Xbox All Access gets you a new Xbox One S or Xbox One X, access to more than 100 great games through Xbox Game Pass, and online multiplayer with Xbox Live Gold. That’s more than 100 all-you-can-play games—including highly-anticipated new Xbox One exclusives the day they’re released, plus more games added all the time— the fastest, most reliable gaming network and an Xbox One console.”
Customers can get an Xbox One S with Xbox All Access at $21.99 per month or the Xbox One X with Xbox All Access at $34.99 per month. Both packages include 24 months of Gold and Game Pass, and each payment plan lasts for 24 months with no upfront cost and 0% APR.
Pay one fee FOR THE WHOLE XBOX ECOSYSTEM
At those prices, you can end up getting Xbox One S for $528 and Xbox One X for $840. At current prices, subscription to the services for 2 years and the cost of the console itself comes to about $660 for the Xbox One S and $860 for the Xbox One X.
Even though the price difference isn’t significant, it is the cost the user must pay per month vs the one-time lump sum payment which makes the difference. It is always easier to pay a smaller amount per month than a large lump sum at one go.
Xbox Game Pass will cover your gaming needs for a select library of third-party games, and every Microsoft first-party exclusive at launch. The company recently announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be joining the Game Pass line-up in September.