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Xbox All Access bundles a console, Live, and Game Pass for 24 monthly payments
Microsoft on Monday revealed Xbox All Access: A 24-month plan that bundles together the cost of an Xbox One console, Xbox Live service and the Game Pass video game subscription service. Once you're done making those payments, the Xbox is yours to keep. The Xbox One S costs $21.99 per month for 24 months while the Xbox One X costs $34.99 per month for 24 months. In addition to the console, you get Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass. There is no upfront cost for either offer; they both include 24 months of Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold; and there's no interest for the duration of the 24-month contract.
The Deluxe edition of Battlefield V allows you to access the game prior to its official launch on October 18, and grants you complimentary in-game content: five paratrooper outfits, 20 weekly airlifts (each with a customization item, ) and more starter assignments. According to two sources speaking with CNET about the matter, we now know that Microsoft is waiting for promising new technologies to mature. Regardless of which console you're considering, that's some serious cash. That means Xbox All Access offers gamers a way to bypass the high cost of entry when it comes to games consoles - and it'll test whether people are ready for monthly hardware contracts to invade the gaming world.
What differentiates this from Microsoft's existing Xbox subscriptions is the fact it includes hardware.
With Xbox All Access, you are purchasing the console and the 24-month Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold memberships, in full, immediately upon purchase. You also get a handful of free games with a Gold subscription for $9.99 per month. It reminds us of how you'd buy a smartphone - no upfront cost and one monthly price over two years.
Reports are swirling that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is about to shake up the gaming subscription market. And so, with all of this in consideration, it will be interesting to see if Xbox All Access' bundle of the aforementioned features and services will be a success with subscribers.
DPA offers certain benefits such as no prepayment penalty, zero upfront cost, and 0% April for 24 months. It sounded too good to be true, but, it turns out Xbox All Access is the real deal.