August 8, 2022
Xbox Game Pass family plan trial begins in Colombia and Ireland

Testing of the Xbox Game Pass family plan has begun in limited regions. Microsoft has made a preview of the long-awaited plan available to insiders in Colombia and Ireland. As the name suggests, Xbox’s new family plan allows users to share the benefits of their account with other people. Starting today, testers in said countries will be able to share their Game Pass subscription with up to four people, provided they live in the same country. Recipients will have access to a library of games and benefits on Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X and Windows PC.

To participate in the preview trial, users must purchase the “Xbox Game Pass – Inside Preview” plan from the Microsoft Store. Owners can then send invites to friends or actual family members, so they share all the benefits included with Game Pass Ultimate. according to microsoft blog postRecipients do not need to be insiders, but they will need to live in the same country as the owner.

The Game Pass family plan is also expected to be slightly more expensive (almost twice) than the average Ultimate subscription. Microsoft claims the Insider Preview will convert the time remaining on your (existing) subscription to the time in the new family plan, “based on the monetary value of the old subscription.” Meaning a full month of Game Pass Ultimate will be converted into a family plan of 18 days.

Game Pass Ultimate costs $10.43 (approx Rs.826) for 30 days. in Colombia, With the same amount, Xbox Insiders can now purchase an 18-month Xbox Family plan and share all the benefits with friends – making it a valuable asset. The company also notes that invited group members must be signed in to their Microsoft accounts and Xbox All Access members will not be able to participate in the preview trial.

Microsoft is also cracking down on users who try to upgrade by blocking plans twice. “Upgrading from Xbox Live Gold to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will work, but then attempting to upgrade from Ultimate to Xbox Game Pass – Inside Preview will be blocked for 24 hours,” it reads.

The Xbox Game Pass Family Plan is now available through PC Game Pass on Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and Windows PC in Colombia and Ireland. India and the rest of the world will have to wait till the next update from Microsoft.

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