Microsoft is trying to improve Xbox Game Pass users’ game experiences with new features. On August 4, the platform announced that it is testing the new “Xbox Game Pass – Insider Preview” plan. Users, who want to have it, can purchase it in the Microsoft Store. The company limits it only to users in Ireland and Colombia for now. The new feature will allow users to add their family or friends to their subscriptions.
Xbox Game Pass family plan to share subscription
The new subscription plan is now available only for users in Ireland and Colombia. With the Xbox Game Pass family plan, users can add up to four people to their subscription as long as they’re in the same country.
Tyler Mittleider, a senior technical program manager at Microsoft, said, “Starting today in Colombia and Ireland, Xbox Insiders can begin to preview a plan that allows multiple people to share Game Pass Ultimate benefits. This makes it even easier to play the best Game Pass games with friends and family across console, PC, and cloud by enabling you to add up to four people to your subscription, all with their unique access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate games, content, and benefits.”
Xbox also explains, “Insider Preview will convert the time remaining on your membership to time in the new plan, based upon the monetary value of the old membership. For example, this plan will convert a full month of Ultimate to 18 days of membership. This way, you won’t lose any of the remaining value on your existing subscription upon conversion. Conversion is final, and users must wait for their new membership to expire before returning to a previous membership.”
If you have already a full month of Ultimate plan, Xbox will convert it to 18 days of membership on this new plan. A preview version of this new family plan costs €21.99 per month in Ireland. Xbox Game Pass or PC Game Pass costs $9.99 per month. The Ultimate version costs $14..99 per month.