After leak revealed Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family brand over the weekend, Microsoft has gone official with its new plan and revealed its price in Ireland and Colombia. The new subscription will allow Xbox Game Pass members to share with up to four other friends or family members at €21.99 per month in Ireland and COP 49,900 in Colombia.
Microsoft isn’t restricting this new Game Pass plan to just family members, and the only restriction is that people being added to the Friends & Family plan must be in the same country. Microsoft is currently testing this new Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family plan in Ireland and Colombia, priced at €21.99 per month instead of the usual €12.99 per month for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. That equates to less than €5 per month per person to share in all the usual Xbox Game Pass Ultimate benefits.
“We are currently piloting this plan in Colombia and the Republic of Ireland. Future countries/regions may be added in the coming months,” Microsoft says in an FAQ. Microsoft has yet to announce pricing for the rest of Europe, the UK, or the US, but it’s likely to be around $25 per month for Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family in the US.
Switching to the plan means adjusting the time left on your old plan, and Microsoft will convert to the Friends & Family plan:
- 30 days Xbox Game Pass Ultimate = 18 days Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family
- 30 days Xbox Game Pass (Console) = 12 days Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family
- 30 days PC Game Pass = 12 days Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family
- 30 days Xbox Live Gold = 12 days Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family
- 30 days EA Play = 6 days Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family
Microsoft currently offers Xbox Game Pass or PC Game Pass for $9.99 per month. Neither subscription includes online multiplayer capabilities, but you can upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $14.99 and this unlocks Game Pass for console, PC, access to EA Play, and Xbox Live Gold online multiplayer.
Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family will include the same Xbox Game Pass Ultimate benefits for up to four other friends or family members. That’s five people total, and it also includes access to Xbox Cloud Gaming, Xbox Live, and even PC Game Pass versions of games.
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