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Xbox Game Pass family plan is finally coming, here's everything you need to know

Published: 10:59, 05 August 2022
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Xbox is finally introducing a family plan for Xbox Game Pass that will allow players to share their subscribtion

Xbox Game Pass is getting even better with a Family Plan feature, which is now officially confirmed by Microsoft. 

After many rumours and leaks, Xbox Game Pass Family Plan is now official, and it's already being tested by insiders in Ireland and Colombia. 

It's confirmed that the long-awaited feature for the popular subscription service works similarly to Office 365, which allows five people to use the software on a single charge. This includes you plus four additional people.

If Xbox Game Pass Family Plan is something that you've been eagerly waiting for, read on to find all the details including the price, how to participate and how to invite your friends and family. 

How much does it cost? 

Microsoft are yet to officially unveil all the details for Game Pass Family Plan, but thanks to the insider tests, it's been revealed that the price in the EU could be around €21.99, which is close to $25 in the US and £18.54 for the UK players. 

A family plan subscription would be limited to only one country, meaning that you would not be able to share it with your family or buddies if they live in a different country. 

How to participate in the preview?

To participate in the preview, you need to purchase the "Xbox Game Pass – Insider Preview" Game Pass plan in the Microsoft Store.

Insiders in Colombia and Ireland who sign up for the new Family Plan and join the preview will convert the existing time remaining on Game Pass to a new plan of the same value as the old membership. This means that if you have a month of Ultimate, it will be converted to 18 days of the new plan. 

Xbox Xbox Game Pass brings over 10 new games each month Players can share their Game Pass subscription with up to four people, giving them access to hundreds of games, cloud gaming and much more

How to invite your friends/family?

Those who sign up can then go to  the Microsoft Account page , scroll down to find the Family section and click "Add a Member". 

You can send four invites to their friends or family members. If they do not have a Microsoft account, invited friends and family will have to create a new Microsoft account and sign in with it to participate.

Microsoft are expected to roll out the Family Plan preview in more countries soon as we get close to the rumoured late 2022 release date.

Xbox Game Pass has seen significant growth over the last couple of years, to the point where Sony recently said it would take them years to catch up with their own PlayStation Plus service.

It's safe to say that the biggest growth is expected in the coming years as Microsoft wrap up the acquisition of Activision-Blizzard and start adding their flagship titles like Call of Duty and Diablo to the Game Pass library. 

Bethesda's Starfield , Forza Motorsport and Hellblade 2 are other blockbusters that should significantly boost the number of subscribers.


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