Xbox Game Pass: prices and conditions, the new “Family” formula is finally detailed!

Xbox Game Pass: prices and conditions, the new “Family” formula is finally detailed!

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Game News Xbox Game Pass: prices and conditions, the new “Family” formula is finally detailed!

We have known for a little less than a month that Microsoft is currently working on a brand new formula for its iconic Game Pass, called “Friends & Family”. Today, a slew of very interesting details reach us.

Everything in sharing

Determined to make its Game Pass the dominant model of video games, Microsoft continues to work hard with very attractive proposals. We can already count on the myriad of games including some huge hits to come such as Call of Duty, Diablo as well as exclusives like Starfield or The Elder Scrolls VI; let’s also point out the multitude of supports, allowing you to play everywhere from your console, your phone, your PC or simply your TV without any Xbox at hand. In short, there is already plenty to do.

Xbox Game Pass: prices and conditions, the new “Family” formula is finally detailed!
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At the beginning of August, we thus learned of the preparation of the “Friends & Family” offer of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, allowing you to share your subscription with other people for a total of five heads. A very attractive formula directly inspired by SVOD platforms and which should make it possible to increase the number of users tenfold.

For now, this unique package is being tested in Ireland and Colombia only. It is precisely from the official page of the Colombian Game Pass that a FAQ has been put online by Microsoft, which teaches us a lot of little information right and left.

Information in shambles

Here is the FAQ about the Xbox Game Pass Friends & Familytranslated for the occasion.

There are two types of Friends & Family members: the primary account holder is responsible for payments and is the only member able to add other users to the group subscription, while the primary member adds or removes secondary members of the group.

To become a primary account holder, you must join Friends and Family through the Microsoft Store. After you join, you can manage group members on the Services & Subscriptions page and you can add as many seats as you want.

In which countries/regions is Friends & Family available?

We are currently testing this plan in Colombia and the Republic of Ireland. Future countries or regions may be added in the coming months. In Colombia, the monthly price is 49,900 COP. In Ireland, the monthly price is €21.99.

Can I share my subscription with people from anywhere in the world?

No, you can only share your subscription with people who live in your own country or region. If a group member changes their country or region of residence and their location no longer matches that of the primary account holder, they will be removed from the group.

Are there any other limitations I should be aware of?

Yes :

  • You can only be a member of one group at a time.
  • As the primary account holder, you can invite a maximum of four people at a time, with a maximum of eight people agreeing to join your account per year.
  • Your group members can only join a group twice a year. This includes leaving and rejoining the same group.
  • Only the primary account holder can share their Game Pass benefits through Home Sharing. Group members cannot share it with other accounts installed on their console.

If I have time left on my existing Game Pass or Gold subscription, what happens when I purchase the Game Pass Friends & Family plan?

After joining the Game Pass Friends & Family package as the primary account holder, the remaining time of the previous package will be automatically converted according to the following table. The conversion rate is subject to change.

Currently I have: When I switch to the Friends & Family formula, it becomes:
30 days of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 18 Days of Xbox Game Pass Friends and Family
30 days of Xbox Game Pass (console) 12 Days of Xbox Game Pass Friends and Family
30 days of PC Game Pass 12 Days of Xbox Game Pass Friends and Family
30 days of Xbox Live Gold 12 Days of Xbox Game Pass Friends and Family
30 days of EA Play 6 Days of Xbox Game Pass Friends and Family

This sheds a little more light on our lantern. As Microsoft says, however, some data may change in the future (the Friends & Family formula is currently being tested), in particular to, one imagines, adapt to the French market. We will see all of this in due time.


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