Xbox Game Pass launches today for XBL Gold members, June 1st for everyone else

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After the beta preview ended a few weeks ago, the new Xbox Game Pass is finally here, launching today for Xbox Live Gold members. First announced back in February, the Xbox Game Pass features over 100 games for a monthly subscription fee of $9.99USD/mth ($11.99CAD), almost in the vein of EA Access, also on the Xbox One. The major difference between the Xbox Game Pass and the EA Access Vault is that the games in the Xbox Game Pass will rotate out regularly, giving you a chance to play even more games for a low monthly price.

The service covers both Xbox One and Xbox 360 Backward Compatible games and allows gamers to download full versions of games to play both online and offline. While a game is available in the Xbox Game Pass, you can save 20% on the base game and 10% on all related add-ons for that game, as long as the game is in the catalog. Before you get your hopes up too high though, don’t expect the newest games in the Xbox Game Pass, but you will find titles like Gears of WarHaloMad Max, and ScreamRide for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 hits like BioShockBorderlands, and more which are playable on your Xbox One console.

So just what games can you expect in the first month of the Xbox Game Pass? Xbox has released the full list of the first wave of games that will be available:

  • Xbox One
    • Blood Bowl II
    • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2
    • Brothers
    • D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die
    • Defense Grid 2
    • DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition
    • Electronic Super Joy
    • Farming Simulator 15
    • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition – Day One Version
    • The Golf Club
    • Halo 5: Guardians
    • Halo: Spartan Assault
    • #IDARB
    • Jumpjet Rex
    • Knight Squad
    • KYUB
    • Layers of Fear
    • Lumo
    • Mad Max
    • Massive Chalice
    • Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
    • Mega Coin Squad
    • Mega Man Legacy Collection
    • NBA 2K16
    • OlliOlli
    • PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition
    • Pumped BMX+
    • Resident Evil 0
    • Roundabout
    • Saints Row IV: Re-Elected
    • ScreamRide
    • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse
    • Steredenn
    • Strider
    • Sunset Overdrive
    • Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings
    • Super Time Force
    • The Swapper
    • Terraria
    • WWE 2K16
  • Xbox 360 (Backwards Compatible)
    • A Kingdom for Keflings
    • A World of Keflings
    • Age of Booty
    • Banjo-Kazooie
    • Banjo Kazooie: Nuts n Bolts
    • Banjo-Tooie
    • Bionic Command: Rearmed 2
    • BioShock
    • BioShock 2
    • BioShock Infinite
    • Borderlands
    • Bound By Flame
    • Braid
    • Capcom Arcade Cabinet
    • CastleStorm
    • Comic Jumper
    • Comix Zone
    • Dark Void
    • de Blob 2
    • Defense Grid
    • Dig Dug
    • Double Dragon Neon
    • Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
    • Fable III
    • Final Fight: Double Impact
    • FLOCK!
    • Galaga Legions DX
    • Gears of War
    • Gears of War 2
    • Gears of War 3
    • Gears of War: Judgement
    • GRID 2
    • Hexic 2
    • Iron Brigade
    • Jetpac Refuelled
    • Joe Danger: Special Edition
    • Joe Danger 2: The Movie
    • Joy Ride Turbo
    • Kameo
    • The King of Fighters ’98: Ultimate Match
    • LEGO Batman
    • The Maw
    • Metal Slug 3
    • Monday Night Combat
    • Ms. Splosion Man
    • MX vs ATV Reflex
    • N+
    • NEOGEO Battle Coliseum
    • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
    • Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+
    • Pac-Man Museum
    • Perfect Dark Zero
    • Sacred 3
    • Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space
    • Sam & Max Save the World
    • Samurai Shodown II
    • Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
    • Sega Vintage Collection: Golden Axe
    • Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
    • Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
    • SOULCALIBUR
    • SOULCALIBUR II HD
    • Spelunky
    • Splosion Man
    • Stacking
    • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
    • Toy Soldiers
    • Toy Soldiers: Cold War
    • Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
    • Viva Piñata
    • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
    • XCOM: Enemy Within

There is a 14-day trial of the service, and Xbox Live Gold members can sign up for the trial today with the service being made available to everyone starting on June 1st in 31 regions around the world.

Given the price of a single game these days, are you going to be subscribing to the Xbox Game Pass? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

  Source: Xbox Game Pass
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