Microsoft has finally revealed the long-rumored Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family Plan, just days after a logo leak all about confirmed the new subscription tier. Xbox announced that the new plan, which will allow subscribers to share with up to four other friends or family members, is being tested in Ireland and Colombia, where it will cost €21.99 per month and 49,900 COP respectively.
Friends & Family Plan members will gain all of the usual benefits of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which includes cloud streaming and a rotating selection of games. While pricing details haven’t been revealed in the U.S., it figures to be roughly $10 more than the current Xbox Game Pass Ultimate plan, which currently costs $14.99. The plan will allow users to share the cost among multiple people, making it a boon for college students who are just now returning to the dorms.
In addition to intial pricing details, Xbox also released an FAQ detailing how the service works and how it will work across different regions. It also confirmed that users can only be a member of one group at a time, and that group members can only join a group up to two times per year.
Subscribers who change their current plan will have their time remaining converted according to the following formula.
- 30 days of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is 18 days of Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family
- 30 days of Xbox Game Pass (Console) is 12 days of Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family
- 30 days of PC Game Pass is 12 days of Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family
- 30 days of Xbox Live Gold is 12 days of Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family
- 30 days of EA Play is 6 days of Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family
The Friends & Family plan is not yet available in the U,S., UK, or Europe, but should be revealed in those regions relatively soon. While you wait, check out our latest episode of Podcast Unlocked, where we talk about whether the new Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family Plan can be a major upgrade for the service. You can also find our list of the best games on Xbox Game Pass right here.
Kat Bailey is a Senior News Editor at IGN as well as co-host of Nintendo Voice Chat. Have a tip? Send her a DM at @the_katbot.
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