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Microsoft confirms the new Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family plan and its pricing

After leaking the Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family branding over the weekend, Microsoft has gone official with its new plan and revealed its pricing in Ireland and Colombia. The new subscription allows Xbox Game Pass members to share with up to four friends or family for €21.99 per month in Ireland and COP 49,900 in Colombia.

Microsoft is not restricting this new Game Pass plan to just family members and the only restriction is that people added to the Friends & Family plan should be in the same country. Microsoft is currently testing this new Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family plan in Ireland and Colombia, priced at €21.99 per month instead of the usual €12.99 per month for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. It costs less than €5 per person per month to share all the regular Xbox Game Pass Ultimate benefits.

Microsoft confirms the new Xbox Game Pass Friends Family

The new Friends & Family subscription is now official.
Image: Microsoft

“We are currently piloting this plan in Colombia and the Republic of Ireland. Future countries/regions may be added in the coming months,” Microsoft said in an FAQ. Microsoft has yet to announce pricing for the rest of Europe, the UK, or the US, but Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family in the US is likely to be around $25 per month.

Switching to a plan means adjusting the time remaining on your previous plan and converting to Microsoft’s Friends & Family plan:

  • 30 days Xbox Game Pass Ultimate = 18 days Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family
  • 30 Day Xbox Game Pass (Console) = 12 Day Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family
  • 30 day PC Game Pass = 12 day Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family
  • 30 days Xbox Live Gold = 12 days Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family
  • 30 days of EA Play = 6 days of Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family

Microsoft currently offers Xbox Game Pass or PC Game Pass for $9.99 per month. Neither subscription includes online multiplayer capabilities, but you can upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $14.99, and that unlocks Game Pass for console, PC, EA Play access, and Xbox Live Gold online multiplayer.

Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family A single Xbox Game Pass Ultimate benefits up to four other friends or family members. That’s five people in total and it also includes access to Xbox Cloud Gaming, Xbox Live and PC Game Pass versions of games.

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