A leak of a potential logo for the upcoming Xbox Game Pass family plan has seemingly leaked and it looks to confirm that Microsoft is choosing to focus on branding this new subscription as the “Friends & Family” plan.
As reported by The Verge, Aggiornamenti Lumia, who previously leaked Skull & Bones’ release date and Halo Infinite’s campaign release date, discovered the image that hints at a bright future for sharing in the world of Xbox.
— Aggiornamenti Lumia (@ALumia_Italia) August 27, 2022
This logo is very much in-line with Microsoft’s current Xbox Insider test in Colombia and Ireland that allows users to share their Xbox Game Pass Ultimate benefits with up to four people in the country where they live. It’s important to note there is no restriction on sharing these benefits with immediate family members, which very much gives weight to the friends part of “Friends & Family.”
Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC is currently $9.99/month, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate – which offers all the benefits of the cheaper tier and Xbox Live Gold, access to Xbox Cloud Gaming, and more – costs $14.99/month. There is no word as of yet how much this potential “Friends & Family” plan would cost.
The first report of the long-awaited Xbox Game Pass family plan was shared in March 2022 and it said that this higher tier of Xbox Game Pass will allow up to five other players in the same country as the main account holder to join the subscription and utilize all the benefits.
For more on Xbox Game Pass, see which games joined the service this month alongside Ghost Recon Wildlands, Turbo Golf Racing, and Two Point Campus.
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