Join Xbox All Access now and get an upgrade to Project Scarlett in 2020
Microsoft has announced its revamped Xbox All Access service that includes an enticing deal for those looking forward to the Project Scarlett console. Signing up to a qualifying Xbox All Access program gives gamers the chance to play with either an Xbox One X or Xbox One S console for the time being and enjoy dozens of games through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. When Holiday 2020 comes around, users will be able to upgrade to Project Scarlett, once all the necessary conditions have been met.
Interested gamers will have to join up with select participating retailers and make sure they keep up with their monthly payments for the Xbox All Access subscription service (from US$19.99/£17.99/AU$27 per month). It is required that subscribers have made the equivalent of 18 monthly payments (US/UK) before upgrading to Project Scarlett. The Xbox program availability starts from October 29 in Australia, November 5 in the UK, and November 18 in the US.
However, Microsoft is also offering a special time-restricted deal for those in the US or UK who select a more expensive Xbox One X console with the Xbox All Access subscription. Instead of the above-mentioned 18-month console upgrade option there is a 12-month option, but this is only open to customers who sign up before the end of December 31, 2019.
Obviously there are some conditions to this shortened 12-month upgrade deal. It’s not available for those who choose the Xbox One S subscription packages, only the Xbox One X. Also, a new 24-month Xbox All Access contract with the same retailer has to be agreed upon when it’s time to upgrade to Project Scarlett and the original console has to be traded in.
It’s not a bad way to secure a next-generation console, with a lot being expected from Xbox Project Scarlett. There are many in the gaming hardware industry who believe subscription services are the way forward, as the smaller monthly fees takes some of the sting out of making a hefty upfront payment, and it gives gamers the opportunity to enjoy new titles down the line. You can scrutinize the full terms and conditions here (Australia), here (UK), and here (US).