Microsoft Announces ‘All Access’ Xbox For Gamers On Low Budget

30 August, 2018, 19:58 | Author: Camille Rivera
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Microsoft is launching a two-year Xbox subscription plan that lets gamers pay for a console and two online streaming services with one monthly fee, rather than buying hardware upfront.

Right now, Microsoft has two packages planned for the USA market: an Xbox One S package that will run you $21.99 a month and an Xbox One X package that includes Microsoft's 4K powerhouse console for $34.99 per month.

With Xbox All Access, you are purchasing the console and the 24-month Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold memberships, in full, immediately upon purchase.

Xbox Live gives users access to Microsoft's online multiplayer services, plus a selection of free games each month with Games with Gold. Microsoft's monthly payment scheme through Xbox All Access offers the same console and subscriptions for $130 less over the span of two years.

But what makes Xbox All Access all the more noteworthy is in how it makes good on Phil Spencer's DICE keynote and the continued dedication to "Gaming For Everyone" at Xbox.

The new Xbox All Access subscription service has been unveiled in the US, giving users a console and access to the Xbox Live online gaming service and rental service Game Pass for a single monthly fee.

Confirming rumors that broke last week, Microsoft today announced Xbox All Access before unceremoniously deactivating the link to the page describing the service.




0% April for 24 months. Xbox One S bundles typically cost $299.99, while Xbox One X bundles tend to start at $499.99. You can also get 20% off purchases of any Game Pass titles to keep forever (games rotate on and off the list sort of like Netflix).

It is interesting that this is a Microsoft special but is being financed through a Dell Preferred Account.

This is a pretty smart way try and get people into the Xbox ecosystem.

In the end, we're left with something that closely resembles the two-year contracts we used to see from wireless carriers, complete with a (slight) discount on the overall cost of everything you're buying. However, it looks like Microsoft may be going all-in on the subscription gaming model much sooner than that.

Does this interest you?

Wouldn't it be awesome if you could get a new console without having to buy for it upfront or be obligated to have a credit card to charge? Piecemeal, including the $499 console, you can expect to pay $858.74.

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