Two weeks ago, a rumour surfaced that Microsoft would be introducing a new subscription service known as Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, where Xbox Live Gold with Xbox Game Pass were combined into a single subscription. It turns out the rumours were true, as Microsoft revealed the new subscription during the latest episode of Inside Xbox, and it's available now for select Xbox Insiders.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is priced at US$14.99 per month and "a limited number of our Xbox Insider community members" have been invited to try it out. At the moment, those Insiders have been offered an introductory price of US$1 for their first month, and it will continue to be priced at US$1 per month unless players already have pre-paid Gold or Game Pass memberships.
Those who join up can purchase the subscription and it will automatically upgrade any existing Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass memberships to Ultimate "at a 1 to 1 ratio each based on days remaining". For example, players who have three months of Gold and three months of Game Pass will receive six months of Ultimate. Once players have converted to Ultimate, they can't convert the new membership back to separate Gold and/or Game Pass memberships. Players will also only be able to stack 36 months of Ultimate membership at any one time according to the terms and conditions.
There's no indication as to when the subscription will be released to everybody, but as soon as we hear anything, we'll be sure to let you know.
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