Yesterday, Microsoft announced the Xbox Game Pass, a Netflix-style subscription program that allows players to download and enjoy a selection of Xbox games so long as they shell out the required $10 per month. Will it take off? Do people even want something like this?
Judging by early reactions to the news, Xbox players are pretty pumped. Here's what the community had to say on social media:
Hot DAMN! Microsoft just announced #XboxGamePass.$10 per month to play over 100 games on #XboxOne.Netflix for games :) AWESOME! pic.twitter.com/7NT8awHM0yFebruary 28, 2017
Parents won't think of it as paying $9.99 for Xbox Game Pass, but rather a $10 monthly fee for not having to take their kids to GameStop.February 28, 2017
4 Games W/ Gold + EA ACCES + Xbox Game Pass.THERES NO WAY YOU CAN BE W/O GAMES! ALL GENRES!THIS IS FOR THE PLAYERS! #XboxFebruary 28, 2017
So much excite! RT @TIDYXGAMER: Xbox Game Pass #xbox #subscriptionbox pic.twitter.com/qpJDe8JfA8February 28, 2017
Meanwhile, over on the Xbox One sub-reddit, fans are just as eager.
"As if my backlog wasn't overwhelming already lol" - TrustMeImANOOB
"Personally, I prefer to own my games. But this is an incredible addition to the list of Xbox One services that many will enjoy and take advantage of. Proud of the Xbox team for this one." - TheHandyman1
"Oh fuck, this sounds really damn cool. Like EA Access but with other/smaller publishers. Guess I'm going to start paying $10/month extra. Hope they have a yearly bundle with Gold. Excited!" - dinodares99
"Interesting. Maybe i should cancel my gym membership and use that $10 a month on this? That's probably the right choice." - Beeslikesteve
And last but certainly not least, a word from Xbox Community Manager Josh Stein:
Let the record state: I wanted to name it #XboxAndChill personally, but this is why they don't let me name things. 🙃 #XboxGamePassFebruary 28, 2017
But what about you, the GamesRadar readers? What do you think of Xbox Game Pass? Vote in our poll below and discuss in the comments.
Seen something newsworthy? Tell us!