Microsoft has officially launched its new plan and disclosed its pricing in Ireland and Colombia after a leak over the weekend showed Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family branding. The new subscription will cost €21.99 a month in Ireland and 49,900 COP in Colombia and allow Xbox Game Pass subscribers to share with a maximum of four other friends or family members.
The sole requirement for those who are registered to the Friends & Family plan is that they must reside in the same nation. Microsoft isn’t limiting this new Game Pass plan to only family members. Microsoft is presently testing the new Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family plan in Ireland and Colombia, which has a monthly cost of €21.99 as opposed to the standard Xbox Game Pass Ultimate cost of €12.99. For each user to enjoy all the regular Xbox Game Pass Ultimate advantages, that comes out to cost less than €5 per month.
“Currently, we are piloting this plan in Colombia and the Republic of Ireland. Future countries/regions might be added in the next months,” says Microsoft in a FAQ.
Although Microsoft hasn’t yet disclosed prices for the US, UK, or the rest of Europe, Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family in the US is most expected to cost roughly $25 per month. When you change plans, Microsoft will transfer you to the Friends & Family plan and adjust the remaining time on your old one:
- 30 days Xbox Game Pass Ultimate = 18 days Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family
- 30 days Xbox Game Pass (Console) = 12 days Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family
- 30 days PC Game Pass = 12 days Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family
- 30 days Xbox Live Gold = 12 days Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family
- 30 days EA Play = 6 days Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family
Microsoft presently charges $9.99 monthly for Xbox Game Pass or PC Game Pass. Online multiplayer is not available with either membership, but for $14.99, one can update to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which provides you with access to Game Pass for consoles, PCs, EA Play, and online multiplayer with Xbox Live Gold.
Four more friends or family members will receive all the same perks from Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family as they would with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. This gives access to Xbox Cloud Gaming, Xbox Live, as well as the PC Game Pass versions of titles for a total of five users.
In the US, UK, India, or any other nation today, the Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family plan is not accessible. On the same, more information should be anticipated in due course. For new users in India, as per Gadgets360, Game Pass is presently offered for just Rs. 50; thereafter, customers must pay Rs. 349 every month. Xbox Live Gold, EA Play, and PC Game Pass are all included in Game Pass Ultimate, which costs Rs. 499 a month.