New $99/year Xbox Games Pass subscription appears on the Microsoft Store

Laurent Giret

A year ago, Microsoft made a big bet on subscription-based gaming services and launched Xbox Games Pass, offering over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games for $9.99/month. Xbox Games Pass is really great value overall, and if you pay attention to limited-time discounts or make good use of your Microsoft Rewards points it’s relatively easy to avoid paying full-price for the service.

Fortunately, it seems that Microsoft is willing to give more choice to gamers with a new annual subscription option, just like the company already does for Xbox Live Gold or Office 365. Indeed, Microsoft observer Richard Hay is reporting today that a new $99/year Xbox Games Pass subscription has started to appear on the Microsoft Store, giving subscribers 12 month of Games Pass for the price of 10.

This new option seems to be still rolling out as we’re not it yet on our PCs. This is a welcome addition, though we hope to see Microsoft go even further in the future, maybe with an Xbox Games Pass/Xbox Live Gold bundle.