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Microsoft Confirms Xbox All Access 24-Month Console Financing Program

30 August, 2018, 19:58 | Author: Joanna Little
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According to Windows Central, for a $22 monthly subscription fee, subscribers will receive an Xbox One S, Xbox Live and an Xbox Game Pass for two years.

DPA offers certain benefits such as no prepayment penalty, zero upfront cost, and 0% April for 24 months.

With Xbox All Access, you are purchasing the console and the 24-month Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold memberships, in full, immediately upon purchase.

As noted below, the subscription plan actually ends up costing less than buying the subscriptions and console a la carte, provided you keep in mind to cancel after two years.

Xbox did not make an announcement about the new subscription service at Gamescom in Germany earlier this month, perhaps because the service is expected to initially be available in the U.S. It is not known if Xbox will roll this service out beyond the United States. The cost for this service will depend on the console you choose, the Xbox One S will set you back $21.99 per month and the Xbox One X will cost $34.99, there doesn't appear to be an option to take the original Xbox.

If you compare, the all-access subscription is a pretty good deal.

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Xbox Live Gold is Microsoft's online services platform, which is required for multiplayer in games.

As reported last week (details below), Xbox All Access gives gamers access to an Xbox One console, Xbox Live Gold, and Xbox Game Pass in return for 24 monthly payments.

Microsoft has announced a new, affordable way to get your hands on an Xbox One. You also get a handful of free games with a Gold subscription for $9.99 per month. And a new Xbox One X console? Offering a low-priced way to finance an Xbox One X or S tied to Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass is certainly one way to try and grow its ecosystem. Players that already have a console would pay $20 a month for just these two services, and those that don't can own a console for just $2 more. That said, one can still avail the subscription benefits by paying the cost of the chosen bundle upfront if paying via other payment methods. Decker affirms that the goal of the Xbox Game Pass is to serve as an "additive" to the existing ecosystem, not to supplant it. Microsoft doesn't "see a future where subscriptions are dominant".

Game Pass is especially important because every major Microsoft-published game arrives on Game Pass the same day as launch, including new entries in the "Halo", "Gears of War", and "Forza" series.

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