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Xbox Game Pass is reportedly getting a family plan

Xbox Game Pass is reportedly getting a family plan

Microsoft is reportedly planning to introduce an Xbox Game Pass family plan this year. Windows Central reports that Microsoft has been considering a family plan for Xbox Game Pass for quite some time and the company is now in a position to announce one in the "near future."

The Family Plan option will reportedly provide access to Xbox Game Pass for up to five players and will be cheaper than the cost of separate accounts. Microsoft will reportedly integrate its Family Account system, which the company also uses for its Microsoft 365 Family subscription.

It's unclear whether there will be separate family subscriptions for Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, and the final version of Microsoft's game subscription service. Microsoft reportedly has to work through details of how royalties are distributed and compensation for third-party publishers who currently license their content for the main Xbox Game Pass plans.

Microsoft currently offers Xbox Game Pass or PC Game Pass for $9.99 per month. Neither includes online multiplayer capabilities, but you can upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $14.99, and it unlocks Game Pass for console, PC, EA Play Access, and online multiplayer.

News of a possible family plan for Xbox Game Pass comes just days after Sony announced an updated PlayStation Plus subscription. Sony's answer to Xbox Game Pass also includes multiple levels starting at $9.99 monthly.

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