Microsft is close to announcing a brand new monthly subscription service which would include an Xbox One console, rumours currently circulating suggest.
If the rumours are to be true, Microsoft’s new subscription called “Xbox All Access” would provide subscribers with access to Xbox Live, Xbox Game Pass as well as an Xbox One console. However, unlike Microsoft’s current subscription services, Xbox All Access would be a locked-in two-year contract.
It’s reported that the Xbox All Access subscription which comes bundled with the Xbox One S would cost $22 a month, whereas the Xbox One X bundle would cost $35 a month. Once the two-year contract has ended, the Xbox One console will finally be yours to keep.
It’s also reported by Windows Central that this subscription service would only be available exclusively to the US, although Microsoft may look to expand the service into other regions if it’s a success.
Microsoft has already enjoyed success with its Xbox Game Pass subscription which grants users access to a number of first and third party games for a fixed monthly fee. Currently, the service includes over 100 games, such as Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, Fallout 4 and more.
It will be interesting to see how successful Microsoft’s Xbox All Access subscription will be but on paper at least, it seems to be a great deal and could open up the Xbox One to gamers who may find money tight. An Xbox Live and Xbox Game Pass subscription can cost $20 a month between them, so for an extra $2, you could have yourselves an Xbox One console as well. That represents great value to gamers who are looking to purchase a new games console on a budget.