As with most new services, Xbox All Access is slated to be unveiled later this month according to Windows Central. The service will allow gamers to pay a monthly fee for an Xbox One S or Xbox One X, as well as Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass subscriptions over a two year period. For roughly $22/month, you’ll be able to snag an Xbox One S while $35/month will upgrade you to an Xbox One X.
When compared to full retail pricing of just under $590USD, two years of Xbox All Access with an Xbox One S would cost you around $528. This would be a savings of roughly $60 over an outright purchase at regular retail pricing. Of course, consoles and Xbox Live Gold do go on sale from time to time but there is also the added convenience of a low monthly payment instead.
Likewise, upgrading to the Xbox One X would cost you $840 over two years as opposed to $860 which is only a $20 savings, but again, you’d only be shelling out $35/month instead of over $800 at once. You’d also see some residual savings, especially with Microsoft exclusives like Forza Horizon 4 and Crackdown 3 hitting the service the day they are released.
While this move would be great for consumers, it’s also a smart choice for Microsoft who is working hard at pushing the Xbox Game Pass subscription service. With more guaranteed monthly members, it may be easier for them to get larger titles rotating in and out of the service.
While the service is rumoured to be a U.S. launch only, hopefully, if it does indeed launch, it will spread to other countries in due time as well. What do you think about the rumoured Xbox All Access subscription service? Is it something you think you’d be interested in? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.Source: Windows Central