Announced by Microsoft on Inside Xbox, the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will include Xbox Live bundling the Xbox Game Pass service and Xbox Live Service together for a monthly price of $14.99. While announced today, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate isn’t expected to be available until late this year.
Xbox Game Pass is a game service that let’s Xbox players download any game they want from the Xbox Game Pass catalog and play them as long as they are a member. This service includes many Xbox One exclusives like highly rated and recently released Forza Horizon 3 along with some third-party games like Monster Hunter World and The Walking Dead. Xbox Live on the other hand allows players to play Xbox games online.
With the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and the announcement of the Xbox One S All-Digital it is very clear that Microsoft is betting on an all digital future and there is nothing wrong with getting services bundled together as long as it’s at a cheaper price than subscribing to them individually.