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Xbox Game Pass on PC, $1 first month then a promotional price of $5/month After


#1 Smallville123   CAGetmedown! CAGiversary!   605 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Smallville123

Posted 25 May 2020 - 09:05 PM

I can't find a any threads on this so, I though I'd share. Right now the first month is $1 dollar and after that it's $5 per month for the foreseeable future (as everyone has pointed out this is not "locked in".) Normally $10 per month. There are a lot of Xbox exclusive's on there as well as plenty of third party games. No contracts either.

https://www.xbox.com...sDkQAvD_BwE:G:s



#2 kcinshin   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 May 2020 - 09:57 PM

I don't think it's a locked in price at $5. Unless if I'm reading this wrong:

Membership continues to be charged at the then-current price (subject to change; plus applicable taxes) unless cancelled.

Sounds like they're going to charge whatever the monthly rate is, not the rate of when you signed up. That would mean the rate of $5/mo isn't locked in.

#3 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2812 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 May 2020 - 10:31 PM

It's been this price for a while.  $5 is the montly  promo price for as long as they call the xbox app "in beta"

 

Also, you can get it even cheaper by stacking ultimate.  Source:  Have ultimate until May 2023.



#4 Smallville123   CAGetmedown! CAGiversary!   605 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 12:30 AM

I don't think it's a locked in price at $5. Unless if I'm reading this wrong:

Membership continues to be charged at the then-current price (subject to change; plus applicable taxes) unless cancelled.

Sounds like they're going to charge whatever the monthly rate is, not the rate of when you signed up. That would mean the rate of $5/mo isn't locked in.

Maybe they will change it eventually.  If you look under subscriptions it says 4.99/month



#5 LonelyBacteria  

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 04:05 AM

Good luck with the app. Also, not all games are available for both xbox and PC etc.



#6 Smallville123   CAGetmedown! CAGiversary!   605 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 04:14 AM

Good luck with the app. Also, not all games are available for both xbox and PC etc.

App works fine for me.  Never said all games are cross compatible.  There is quite a healthy list though.



#7 john718   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   232 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 May 2020 - 01:44 PM

Awesome deal!!! I mean GamePass is an incredible deal all on its own.

#8 DonaldBlank   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   887 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 11:07 PM

it even says "limited time price of $5/month", nothing about it being locked

 

I do think gamepass is an amazing deal and i'm subbed for years, but dont want false information being spread.



#9 Smallville123   CAGetmedown! CAGiversary!   605 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 01:00 AM

it even says "limited time price of $5/month", nothing about it being locked

 

I do think gamepass is an amazing deal and i'm subbed for years, but dont want false information being spread.

Edited the title and post because people get hung on on certain phrases.  Even if they change the price eventually, RIGHT NOW, it's a good deal.



#10 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 27 May 2020 - 03:00 AM

It's been this price for a while.  $5 is the montly  promo price for as long as they call the xbox app "in beta"

 

Also, you can get it even cheaper by stacking ultimate.  Source:  Have ultimate until May 2023.

What's the best way of doing this currently? Right now, I am subbed to Ultimate until Aug 2022 but I definitely want it extend it as far out as possible.



#11 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2812 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 May 2020 - 12:45 PM

What's the best way of doing this currently? Right now, I am subbed to Ultimate until Aug 2022 but I definitely want it extend it as far out as possible.

simplest is the $1 conversion, but it sounds like you've used it.

 

Personally what I've done is stack 3-month PC game pass promo codes.  They convert to 2mo ultimate each and stack indefinitely - as long as your account is already Ultimate and has never used a 3-month pc GP promo (straight up without converting).  I got them for free from buying pc hardware.  You can usually get them ~$9 from seedy keys or other people who know how to sell the Microsoft codes.  I was selling them on this site but recently sold out.



#12 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3726 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 27 May 2020 - 02:19 PM

Gamepass PC has been pretty neat for me.  I've always been a console gamer (and had Gamepass Ultimate) but got a gaming PC recently and Gamepass just dumped a bunch of free stuff in my lap.  I'm still impressed that I can play stuff like Gears Tactics for free on day one.

 

I realize this sounds like an advertisement, but I just wanted to say something positive for anyone on the fence.  I can't comment how good the service would be if I wasn't getting console games, too, but I think it would still be a good deal.



#13 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 27 May 2020 - 08:14 PM

simplest is the $1 conversion, but it sounds like you've used it.

 

Personally what I've done is stack 3-month PC game pass promo codes.  They convert to 2mo ultimate each and stack indefinitely - as long as your account is already Ultimate and has never used a 3-month pc GP promo (straight up without converting).  I got them for free from buying pc hardware.  You can usually get them ~$9 from seedy keys or other people who know how to sell the Microsoft codes.  I was selling them on this site but recently sold out.

They work on Xbox One too right? My current game pass ultimate sub also works for PC. So you're paying $4.50 a month for Ultimate basically? $54 for the year?



#14 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2812 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 May 2020 - 08:16 PM

They work on Xbox One too right? My current game pass ultimate sub also works for PC. So you're paying $4.50 a month for Ultimate basically? $54 for the year?

there's only one version of ultimate, and it gives the account both console and pc game pass.

 

I did't pay anything for my codes, but yeah your math is correct assuming you buy them at $9 apiece and apply them to an Ultimate account



#15 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 27 May 2020 - 08:21 PM

there's only one version of ultimate, and it gives the account both console and pc game pass.

 

I did't pay anything for my codes, but yeah your math is correct assuming you buy them at $9 apiece and apply them to an Ultimate account

Ok cool. I hardly ever play online so just game pass would be fine for me. I'll keep a look out for any deals.



#16 Jesse_Dylan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3668 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 08:42 PM

Yes, the app is trash, but there are a ton of PC games on it.  It is well worth $5 per month.

 

You can alternately install things through the Windows App Store, which is also trash.

 

I'm not sure why they can't make an app that can download stuff.  Steam, etc, download things fast without a hitch.



#17 Smallville123   CAGetmedown! CAGiversary!   605 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 09:00 PM

Yes, the app is trash, but there are a ton of PC games on it.  It is well worth $5 per month.

 

You can alternately install things through the Windows App Store, which is also trash.

 

I'm not sure why they can't make an app that can download stuff.  Steam, etc, download things fast without a hitch.

I have no issues with the app or the Windows store.  Plus, it is labeled as a beta so, different hardware might have bugs.



#18 Jesse_Dylan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3668 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 10:28 PM

I have no issues with the app or the Windows store.  Plus, it is labeled as a beta so, different hardware might have bugs.

That's good.  It is a massive chore even performing the simple act of downloading a game for me.  Seems like that is about the bare minimum one could ask for.

 

Great deal for $1, though, and great deal for $5.  It does lock in at $5, but they have the option of at some point saying, "We are not increasing the price to blah blah," and if you don't cancel you're effed.  You can also turn off auto-renew.  

 

I've been turning off auto-renew, then renewing again for $1.  I'll probably just leave it at $5 now until they raise it to something I don't want to pay.



#19 Smallville123   CAGetmedown! CAGiversary!   605 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 02:28 AM

That's good.  It is a massive chore even performing the simple act of downloading a game for me.  Seems like that is about the bare minimum one could ask for.

 

Great deal for $1, though, and great deal for $5.  It does lock in at $5, but they have the option of at some point saying, "We are not increasing the price to blah blah," and if you don't cancel you're effed.  You can also turn off auto-renew.  

 

I've been turning off auto-renew, then renewing again for $1.  I'll probably just leave it at $5 now until they raise it to something I don't want to pay.

That sucks.  All I do is find the game I want and just click install.  No muss, no fuss