Xbox Insiders in Columbia and Ireland can now sign up for an Xbox Game Pass family plan preview, which gives up to four people unique access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate benefits, games, and content. [updated]Update: Twitter user Aggiornamenti Lumia has shared an image of a "Game Pass Friends & Family" logo (thanks, The Verge), which could suggest Microsoft is getting ready to share some news on this soon.
Original story: The Xbox Game Pass family plan that had been rumoured and reported on by Windows Central a little while back is now available for Xbox Insiders in Columbia and Ireland. Microsoft announced the preview on Xbox Wire, which says that up to four players will be able to have "their own unique access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate games, content, and benefits" via the plan.
Xbox Game Pass family plan can be shared with four people
"Starting today in Colombia and Ireland, Xbox Insiders can begin to preview a plan that allows multiple people to share Game Pass Ultimate benefits," Microsoft says. "This makes it even easier to play the best Game Pass games with friends and family across console, PC, and cloud by enabling you to add up to four people to your subscription, all with their own unique access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate games, content, and benefits. "
The Xbox Game Pass family plan gives four players access to the full benefits of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, such as Xbox Cloud Gaming, PC Game Pass, and EA Play. To be able to join the preview you'll need to first be an Xbox Insider with access to the Alpha Ring residing in either Columbia or Ireland — only the one person signing up to the preview needs to be an Insider, but all must reside in the same country — and not be part of Xbox All Access. Your current Xbox Game Pass subscription will be converted to the new plan, but the additional players will need to cancel their individual plans manually or wait for them to expire.
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