Microsoft confirms new Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family plan and pricing

distance leak detection Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family Brand Over the weekend, Microsoft went official with its new plan and reveal its price in Ireland and Colombia. The new subscription will allow Xbox Game Pass members to share with up to four other friends or family members at €21.99 per month in Ireland, and 49,900 kopecks in Colombia.

Microsoft doesn’t limit this new Game Pass plan to family members only, the only limitation is that people added to the Friends & Family plan must be in the same country. Microsoft is currently testing this new Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family plan in Ireland and Colombia, priced at €21.99 per month instead of €12.99 per month for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. This works out to as little as €5 per month per person to share all the usual Xbox Game Pass Ultimate benefits.

The new Friends & Family subscription is now official.
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“We are currently piloting this plan in Colombia and the Republic of Ireland. Future countries/regions may be added in the coming months,” Microsoft says in the FAQ. Microsoft hasn’t announced pricing for the rest of Europe, the UK, or the US yet, but it’s likely to be around $25 per month for Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family in the US.

Switching to a plan means adjusting the time left on your previous plan, and Microsoft will make a switch to the Friends & Family plan:

  • 30 days on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate = 18 days on Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family
  • 30 days on Xbox Game Pass (console) = 12 days of friends and family on Xbox Game Pass
  • 30 days on PC Game Pass = 12 days on Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family
  • 30 days on Xbox Live Gold = 12 days of friends and family on Xbox Game Pass
  • 30 days of EA Play = 6 days of friends and family on Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft currently offers Xbox Game Pass or PC Game Pass for $9.99 per month. Neither subscription includes online multiplayer capabilities, but you can upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $14.99 and that unlocks Game Pass for console and PC and access to EA Play and Xbox Live Gold online.

Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family will include all Xbox Game Pass Ultimate benefits for up to four other friends or family members. That’s a total of five, and also includes access to Xbox Cloud Gaming, Xbox Live, and even the PC Game Pass versions of the games.

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