Microsoft has a Netflix-style service for gaming on the Xbox platform, and it’s getting a major update.
The six-month old service will get new games at the same time as launch in the future, starting with “Sea of Thieves” in March.
Microsoft says all upcoming games published by Microsoft will arrive at launch on the Game Pass service — a major change that makes Game Pass a much better value.
Microsoft’s version of Netflix for gaming, the subscription-based Xbox “Game Pass” service, is getting a major change: Going forward, all Xbox One games published by Microsoft Studios will be part of the Game Pass service at the same time that they’re available in stores.
Put more simply: The Xbox Game Pass program is getting a major influx of upcoming new games, starting with “Sea of Thieves” on March 20.
The service, which costs $10/month, offers access to a library of games. Unlike Netflix, where users stream videos to their screen over the internet, Xbox Game Pass allows users to download and play full games. The difference is mostly in functionality — conceptually, Game Pass is very similar to services like Netflix and Hulu.
The concept is simple: You pay a flat monthly fee, and …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Technology