Microsoft’s next big game, Gears 5, launches very soon. The new shooter from The Coalition arrives on September 10 for Xbox One and PC. It’s a full-price game, but there is an easy way to pick it up for as little as $1 USD.
Because it’s a first-party game, Gears 5 is included at no extra cost with Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass subscription program on Xbox One and PC. Right now, Microsoft is offering the one-month Xbox Game Pass subscription for only $1 USD as part of an introductory rate for new subscribers only. Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One costs $10 USD / £8/ $10.95 AUD per month.
Xbox boss Mike Ybarra recently reminded us of this offer in a tweet of his own.
Alternatively, you can sign up for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $2 USD / £2 / $2 AUD for the first two months, and then $15 USD/ £11 / $15.95 AUD per month thereafter. Ultimate comes with Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold, which you need to play games online, including Gears 5.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate also includes access to Xbox Game Pass for PC, which is separate from the standard subscription for Xbox One. The PC version of Xbox Game Pass alone costs $5 USD / £4 / $4.95 AUD per month, though new subscribers can get their first three months for only $5 USD / £4 / $4.95 AUD altogether.
More information about Xbox Game Pass the the various subscription options can be seen on Microsoft’s website. Xbox Game Pass subscriptions can be canceled at any time, though the cheaper introductory prices are only available once per account.
All of Microsoft’s first-party games are available at no extra cost with Xbox Game Pass, and this will also include Halo Infinite next year and more titles.
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