Due to the upcoming removal of one of the subscription service’s greatest features, Xbox Game Pass is becoming worse for some Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC users. Currently, Xbox Game Pass comes in two price tiers: Xbox Game Pass Standard, which costs $11 per month, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which costs $17 per month.
These are generally reasonable costs, but if you have to purchase many of these memberships each month so that everyone in your family can game, the cost can add up quickly. For this reason, the Friends and Family Plan for Xbox Game Pass is no longer available.
Some subscribers have had access to the functionality in preview mode, however this preview will stop on August 15. Where did we learn this? because those who were participating have been receiving emails from Xbox.
The feature will thankfully back in the future with a global launch, albeit there is no indication of when this would occur in the same email. In other words, families will still be required to pay a significant sum in order to have many subscriptions to the service. Xbox users have commented on the news on ResetEra, calling it “disappointing.”
The joy of Game Pass has been spread to friends and family by our Game Pass Ultimate subscribers, and it has been amazing to watch. The preview will conclude on August 15, 2023, while we consider how to use the lessons we’ve learned over the past few months to construct an offer that we can eventually deploy globally.