Microsoft has discontinued the $1 introductory offer for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. This means that new subscribers will now have to pay the full price of $16.99 per month. The decision to remove the $1 offer came as a surprise to many, as it was a popular way for people to try out the service.
The timing of the discontinuation is also unfortunate, as it comes just a few weeks before the launch of Starfield, one of the most anticipated games of the year. Starfield will be available on Xbox Game Pass on day one, so many people were hoping to take advantage of the $1 offer to play the game.
Microsoft has not given a reason for removing the $1 offer, but it is possible that the company is simply confident in the value of Game Pass and no longer needs to offer such a steep discount. It is also possible that the decision was made to offset the costs of adding more games to the service.
Regardless of the reason, the removal of the $1 offer is a disappointment for many gamers. However, Game Pass is still a great value, even at its full price. The service offers access to a library of over 100 games, including many new releases. So, if you are thinking about trying Game Pass, the full price is still a good deal.
Here are some of the reasons why Xbox Game Pass is still a good deal even without the $1 introductory offer:
- It gives you access to a library of over 100 games, including new releases, popular titles, and indie games.
- You can play games on Xbox consoles, Windows PCs, and Android devices.
- You can download games to play offline.
- You can share your Game Pass subscription with up to five other people.
- There are no ads or in-game purchases.
So, if you are looking for a great way to play games, Xbox Game Pass is still a great option, even without the $1 introductory offer.