- What is Xbox Game Pass Friends and Family?
- How much does Xbox Game Pass Friends and Family cost?
- What regions is Xbox Game Pass Friends and Family available in?
- Should I get Xbox Game Pass Friends and Family?
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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate has generally grown to be considered one of the best deals in all of gaming. The subscription service gives you access to Xbox Live Gold to play online with friends, as well as the Game Pass libraries of hundreds of games on console, PC, and mobile through cloud gaming. Microsoft is continuing to grow the service with a new Friends and Family group membership option. This is what you need to know about it, including its pricing and regions it is available.
What is Xbox Game Pass Friends and Family?
Xbox Game Pass Friends and Family is a new way to enjoy the subscription service at a discount by grouping up five Xbox accounts. One main account sends an invite to four others to join their Friends and Family membership plan. That main account is the only one that pays for the service, so if you and your friends group up, you will need to send money to that main account holder.
How much does Xbox Game Pass Friends and Family cost?
As of this writing, the service is currently only in testing in Colombia and Ireland. In Ireland, it costs €21.99 a month and $49,990 COP a month In Colombia. Converting these to American dollars comes out to between $11.22 and $21.89. Given that the standard price for Game Pass Ultimate in America is $15 a month, the final price will likely be closer to the latter, maybe more. If it ends up being $25, though, that’s $5 per person a month.
What regions is Xbox Game Pass Friends and Family available in?
As stated above, the Game Pass Friends and Family membership is only available in Columbia and Ireland for testing as of this writing. As it expands, we expect it to come to North America, more South America, and more European countries. More will be announced in the coming months. You can only be in the same group as people in the same country and region as you.
Should I get Xbox Game Pass Friends and Family?
Whether or not you subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Friends and Family should come down to what the final price will be and if you can get some friends to agree to help you pay for it each month. If you and your family only plays on one Xbox and that’s it, it’s not worth it because you can share your subscription on your Home Xbox. If you have a friend group of five people, though, this could be a great way for all of you to save money. You can also get someone into the program that hasn’t tried it yet for hopefully about $5-10 each.
We will update this article as more information for the service comes out.