Microsoft is doing a great job with its Xbox Game Pass service. The service, which requires a monthly subscription from users, is designed to give gamers unlimited access to hundreds of games throughout the subscription period.
The service is deemed as the Netflix of gaming, and rightfully so. You see, similar to Netflix; there are diverse tiers that deliver differentiated value. At the moment, Microsoft has Xbox Game Pass for the console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
Xbox Game Pass for Console vs PC vs Ultimate
According to Microsoft, the two first options will set you back around $9.99 per month, while the latter requires users to pay up $14.99 every month.
- Xbox Game Pass for Console
- Xbox Game Pass for PC
- Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
Let us discuss this from a much better perspective.
1] Xbox Game Pass for Console
From our understanding, this service delivers unlimited access to hundreds of video games designed for the Xbox video game console. Not only that, but all exclusive titles from Microsoft will release on Game Pass without extra charge.
In terms of other exclusives, the service also aims to bring forth unique deals and discounts that are not available to other Xbox gamers.
2] Xbox Game Pass for PC
OK, so this version is the same as the Console version, with the only difference being the access to PC games instead of Xbox titles.
3] Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
When it comes down to the Ultimate tier, well, it is only available for Console at the time of writing, and it contains all the perks of the regular service. The difference here is the added perk of Xbox Live Gold, exclusive content from Electronic Arts.
But that’s not all. The service also makes it possible for gamers to stream games to their Android and iOS devices, along with access to EA Play.
Read: Can’t install Xbox Game Pass Games on PC.
Which Xbox Game Pass service is better?
That’s a good question and an easy one to answer as well if you are a console user. You see, if you want to take advantage of what Xbox Live has to offer, then Game Pass Ultimate is your best choice. Yes, you could subscribe to the regular Game Pass subscription and grab a separate Xbox Live Gold subscription, but it would cost more right from the outset.
For those who play games on their Windows 10 computer, we understand that many of you have no intention to pay to play online. In that case, the regular Game Pass service is 100 percent fine. However, if you also have an Xbox somewhere in your home, then Ultimate should always be the first option.
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