game news Xbox Game Pass: prices and conditions, the new “Family” formula is finally detailed!
We’ve known for just under a month that Microsoft is currently working on a new formula for its iconic Game Pass, called “Friends & Family.” Today we get a lot of very interesting details.
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Determined to make its Game Pass the dominant model for video games, Microsoft continues to work hard with very attractive proposals. We can already count on the large number of games that include some great successes to come, such as Call of Duty, Diablo, as well as exclusives such as Starfield or The Elder Scrolls VI; Let’s also point out the multitude of supports, allowing you to play everywhere from your console, your phone, your PC or simply your TV without having an Xbox at hand. In short, there is already a lot to do.
Thus, at the beginning of August, we learned of the preparation of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate “Friends & Family” offer, which allows you to share your subscription with other people up to a total of five heads. A very attractive formula directly inspired by SVOD platforms and which should allow the number of users to be multiplied by ten.
For now, this unique package is being tested only in Ireland and Colombia. Precisely from the official page of the Colombian Game Pass, Microsoft has put a FAQ online, which teaches us very little information left and right.
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Here are the frequently asked questions about Xbox Game Pass Friends & Familytranslated for the occasion.
There are two types of Friends & Family members: the primary account holder is responsible for payments and is the only member who can add other users to the group subscription, while the primary member adds or removes secondary members from the group.
To become a primary account holder, you must join Friends and Family through the Microsoft Store. After you join, you can manage group members on the Services & Subscriptions page and you can add as many seats as you like.
What countries/regions is Friends & Family available in?
We are currently testing this plan in Colombia and the Republic of Ireland. Future countries or regions may be added in the coming months. In Colombia the monthly price is 49,900 COP. In Ireland, the monthly price is €21.99.
Can I share my subscription with people from anywhere in the world?
No, you can only share your subscription with people who live in your own country or region. If a member of the group changes their country or region of residence and their location no longer matches that of the primary account holder, they will be removed from the group.
Are there any other limitations I should be aware of?
- You can only be a member of one group at a time.
- As the primary account holder, you can invite a maximum of four people at a time, with a maximum of eight people agreeing to join your account per year.
- Your group members can only join a group twice a year. This includes leaving and rejoining the same group.
- Only the primary account holder can share their Game Pass benefits through Home Sharing. Members of the group cannot share it with other accounts installed on your console.
If I have time left on my current Game Pass or Gold subscription, what happens when I purchase the Game Pass Friends & Family plan?
After joining the Game Pass Friends & Family package as the main account holder, the remaining time of the previous package will be automatically converted according to the following table. The conversion rate is subject to change.
Currently I have: When I switch to the Friends & Family formula, it becomes: 30 days of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 18 days of Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family 30 days of Xbox Game Pass (console) 12 days of Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family 30 days of PC Game Pass 12 days of Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family 30 days of Xbox Live Gold 12 days of Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family 30 days of EA Play 6 days of Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family
This sheds a bit more light on our flashlight. As Microsoft says, however, some data may change in the future (the Friends & Family formula is currently being tested), in particular to, one imagines, adapt to the French market. We will see all this in due time.
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