After the success of EA’s own EA Access subscription that was exclusive to Xbox One for a while until the launch of Origin Access, with the rise of service-based gaming subscriptions, it was not totally surprising that Microsoft would take the plunge and introduce on what they call “Xbox Game Pass”, a monthly all-access subscription that gives access to all Xbox One games that are downloadable alongside Backwards-compatible Xbox 360 titles with exclusive discount offers and other goodies available to those who subscribe and get their fix of games directly there. Partners and publishers include companies such as:
2K, 505 Games, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, Capcom, Codemasters, Deep Silver, Focus Home Interactive, SEGA, SNK CORPORATION, THQ Nordic GmbH, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Microsoft Studios, with some of the fan-favorite titles coming to Xbox Game Pass when it launches to the broader Xbox community later this spring include Halo 5: Guardians, Payday 2, NBA 2K16 and SoulCalibur II.
One of the best things about Xbox Game Pass is that you can discover and download the full titles directly on your Xbox One. That means continuous, full-fidelity gameplay without having to worry about streaming, bandwidth or connectivity issues
This subscription service will be coming sometime in the Spring of 2017 and Xbox Live Gold members will also be receiving “exclusive access” to Xbox Game Pass prior to launch. Microsoft will provide more on that later on.
Source: Xbox Wire