Microsoft Is Raising Xbox Game Pass Prices By As Much As 25%

Xbox Game Pass Prices

After months of rumors and speculation, Microsoft is officially raising the prices of its Xbox Game Pass Tiers. The price increase spans across every tier along with the addition of a brand new “Standard” tier.

Starting on July 10, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will jump from $16.99 to $19.99 per month, a $3 increase. PC Game Pass subscriptions will jump from $9.99 to $11.99 per month and continue to give you access to day one releases.

As mentioned, there is a new “Standard” tier coming to Xbox Game Pass for $14.99 per month that won’t include any Day One releases. That means games like Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 — one of the big reasons for this price hike and new tier — won’t be available to you if you subscribe to the Standard plan.

Those who are already subscribers to Xbox Game Pass for Console at $10.99 will continue as such with access to Day One titles as long as you keep auto renewal active. The new Standard plan is only available for new members.

As far as the lowest plan, Xbox Game Pass Core — the replacement for Xbox Live Gold — that is jumping from $59.99 per year to $74.99. That’s a 25% increase in annual cost without the inclusion of any Day One titles. The monthly rate will remain $9.99.

Lastly, as far as subscription extensions are concerned, Microsoft is limiting them to 13 months.

These new prices will begin for existing members starting September 12.


What do you think of these new game pass prices? For more Insider Gaming, read about the leaked games coming to the PlayStation Plus Game Catalog.

  1. I would only be ok with this if they acquired another big publisher like EA or Take 2.

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