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Xbox Game Pass launches today for Xbox Live Gold members, June 1 for all

by Eric Frederiksen | May 24, 2017May 24, 2017 10:00 am PDT

Microsoft announced Xbox Game Pass earlier this year, and it looks like a Netflix for games. We’d expected to hear more about the service at E3, but it looks like the service is actually launching ahead of the event – June 1. If you’re an Xbox Live Gold member, you can get in right now, and the full list of games is available.

That’s a lot of games

The full list is too big to include here, but here are a few highlights:

  • Borderlands
  • DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Mad Max
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • OlliOlli
  • Pac-Man CE DX+
  • Iron Brigade
  • XCOM: Enemy Within

The list is huge and includes both Xbox One and backwards-compatible Xbox 360 games. The service has a 14-day free trial, and after that it’s $9.99. You can download and play through games in their entirety as if you own them, and even if you unplug your Xbox from the internet they’ll still be playable for 30 days after that (until you check in again). The service doesn’t require a Gold membership, either. Xbox 360 stalwarts will be disappointed to hear that those Xbox 360 games won’t be playable for them – this is an Xbox One-only service.

If you’re an Xbox Live Gold member, you can hop in right away and start playing.


Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...

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