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Xbox Game Pass Has Introduced a Family Tier

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Microsoft has unveiled its plan to introduce a family tier for Xbox Game Pass, something that will allow up to four members of a household to access all the same benefits as a single account holder.

To help broaden the network, Microsoft has announced a new tier on the universally loved Xbox Game Pass subscription platform. According to the gaming giant, this supposed family tier will allow up to four people to access all the same content as the primary account holder, along with a number of additional benefits.

There is a catch to this, however, and it’s likely to tick off a few countries outside of Colombia and Ireland. As this tier is still in development, it is currently only available to Xbox Insiders of the aforementioned regions. Should the tier find a healthy reception following its soft launch, then a global release will more than likely follow. As for when that will be is another question, though we’re almost certain Xbox will shed some light on it in the near future.

From the Horse’s Mouth

“Starting today in Colombia and Ireland, Xbox Insiders can begin to preview a plan that allows multiple people to share Game Pass Ultimate benefits,” Microsoft noted. “This makes it even easier to play the best Game Pass games with friends and family across console, PC, and cloud by enabling you to add up to four people to your subscription, all with their own unique access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate games, content, and benefits.”

At present, you can purchase Game Pass Ultimate for $14.99 a month. This new family tier, if implemented, will likely set subscribers back by $20, maybe more. But of course, given the fact that it will allow up to four people to play, it could mean saving a pretty penny in the long run. Either way, it’s a smart move for Microsoft, and we’re honestly looking forward to seeing what comes of it.

So, what’s your take? Would you be interested in a family tier on Xbox Game Pass? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Jord is acting Team Leader at gaming.net. If he isn't blabbering on in his daily listicles, then he's probably out writing fantasy novels or scraping Game Pass of all its slept on indies.