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Xbox Game Pass introduces a new tier, 'Xbox Game Pass Standard', and price adjustments

The 'Xbox Game Pass Standard' tier will soon be available at $14.99 (Source: Xbox)
The 'Xbox Game Pass Standard' tier will soon be available at $14.99 (Source: Xbox)
The Xbox Game Pass is getting new updates starting July 10, including price increases and the discontinuation of Game Pass for Console for new members. Existing members with automatic payment renewals can maintain their current subscriptions, while a new Xbox Game Pass Standard option will soon be available at $14.99.

Starting July 10, 2024, several updates are coming to the Xbox Game Pass. New members will see price changes for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Xbox Game Pass Core, and PC Game Pass. Additionally, Game Pass for Console will no longer be available for new subscriptions, however, existing members with automatic payment renewal enabled can continue their current membership.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will increase from $17 per month to $20 per month. Xbox Game Pass Core's annual fee will rise from $60 to $75, while its monthly fee remains $10. PC Game Pass will increase from $10 per month to $12 per month, still including Day One releases. Microsoft says that these price changes will take effect on September 12, 2024. A new subscription tier, Xbox Game Pass Standard, will be introduced soon, priced at $14.99.

Price changes for PC Game Pass – new members (Source: Xbox)
Price changes for PC Game Pass – new members (Source: Xbox)

The worldwide price adjustments will affect Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, PC Game Pass, and 12-month subscriptions to Game Pass Core. These changes will be effective for new subscriptions starting July 10, 2024, and for recurring charges starting September 12, 2024. Specific countries are exempt from these updates. Recurring billing dates will remain unchanged, with new prices applying from the next billing cycle after September 12, 2024.

Price changes for Game Pass Ultimate and Game Pass Core (12 month) - new members (Source: Xbox)
Price changes for Game Pass Ultimate and Game Pass Core (12 month) - new members (Source: Xbox)

From July 10, 2024, new subscriptions to Xbox Game Pass for Console will be unavailable. Current subscribers with automatic payment renewal can continue their membership. If automatic renewal is disabled, access to Game Pass for Console will cease, requiring a switch to another available plan. Lastly, Game Pass for Console codes will remain redeemable until further notice. From September 18, 2024, the maximum extension limit will be 13 months, Microsoft states. 

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Anubhav Sharma, 2024-07-10 (Update: 2024-07-10)