Microsoft announced Xbox Game Pass earlier this year, and it looks like a Netflix for games. Weâ€™d expected to hear more about the service at E3, but it looks like the service is actually launchingÂ ahead of the event â€“ June 1. If youâ€™re an Xbox Live Gold member, you can get in right now,Â and the full list of games is available.
Thatâ€™s a lot of games
The full list is too big to include here, but here are a few highlights:
- DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition
- Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
- Halo 5: Guardians
- Mad Max
- Sunset Overdrive
- Pac-Man CE DX+
- Iron Brigade
- XCOM: Enemy Within
The list is huge and includes both Xbox One and backwards-compatible Xbox 360 games. The service has a 14-day free trial, and after that itâ€™s $9.99. You can download and play through games in their entirety as if you own them, and even if you unplug your Xbox from the internet theyâ€™ll still be playable for 30 days after that (until you check in again). The service doesnâ€™t require a Gold membership, either. Xbox 360 stalwarts will be disappointed to hear that those Xbox 360 games wonâ€™t be playable for them â€“ this is an Xbox One-only service.
If youâ€™re an Xbox Live Gold member, you can hop in right away and start playing.