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Xbox Game Pass now $1 for three months, with a ton of new games coming

Microsoft really wants you to sign up for Game Pass Ultimate

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Microsoft is pushing hard for new Xbox Game Pass subscribers, sweetening its offer to first timers with three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $1, plus free time in other subscription services for all Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members.

Starting today, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers — this is the combination of Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold — will get one month of EA Access, three months of Discord Nitro, and six months of Spotify Premium.

Xbox Game Pass is $9.99 a month. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which started in June, is $14.99 a month and includes access to the PC library as well as Xbox Live Gold.

Microsoft also announced a slew of current and brand-new games joining Xbox Game Pass’ curated library of more than 200 titles, beginning today with Rage 2 for Xbox One and Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition for PC.

Additionally, Halo: Reach on Dec. 3 will start bringing Halo: The Master Chief Collection to PC, and an update to the collection for Xbox One subscribers will deliver Reach plus Halo 3: ODST. Players may begin pre-installing the titles now, Microsoft added.

Later in 2020, these first-party games will launch on Xbox Game Pass as well:

  • Bleeding Edge (Xbox One and PC)
  • Grounded (Xbox One and PC)
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC)
  • Minecraft Dungeons (Xbox One and PC)
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Xbox One and PC)
  • Tell Me Why (Xbox One and PC)
  • Wasteland 3 (Xbox One and PC)

Other games available on Xbox Game Pass beginning today are:

  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall (Xbox One, coming soon to PC)
  • Lego: The Ninjago Movie (Xbox One)
  • Remnant: From the Ashes (Xbox One)
  • The Talos Principle (Xbox One and PC)
  • Tracks: The Train Set Game (Xbox One and PC)

And still others will come to Xbox Game Pass “beginning this holiday and throughout 2020,” according to Xbox:

  • Cris Tales (Xbox One and PC)
  • Cyber Shadow (Xbox One and PC)
  • Darksiders 3 (Xbox One and PC)
  • Double Kick Heroes (Xbox One and PC)
  • Edge of Eternity (Xbox One and PC)
  • Most of the Final Fantasy franchise, for Xbox One and PC, comprising of Final Fantasy 7, 8 Remastered, 9, 10: HD Remastered, 10-2: HD Remastered, 12: The Zodiac Age, 13, 13-2 Lightning Returns, 13 and 15.
  • Forager (Xbox One and PC)
  • Haven (Xbox One and PC)
  • It Lurks Below (Xbox One and PC)
  • Levelhead (Xbox One and PC)
  • Life Is Strange 2: Episodes 4 and 5 (Xbox One)
  • My Friend Pedro (Xbox One/PC)
  • PHOGS (Xbox One and PC)
  • She Dreams Elsewhere (Xbox One and PC)
  • SkateBIRD (Xbox One and PC)
  • Streets of Rage 4 (Xbox One and PC)
  • Scourge Bringer (Xbox One and PC)
  • Supraland (Xbox One)
  • Tekken 7 (Xbox One)
  • Touhou Luna Nights (Xbox One and PC)
  • The Escapists 2 (Xbox One)
  • The Red Lantern (Xbox One)
  • The Red Strings Club (PC)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Xbox One)
  • Vambrace: Cold Soul (Xbox One and PC)
  • West of Dead (Xbox One and PC)