Sharing an Xbox Game Pass subscription is a nightmare, so more often than not, friends or family pay for their own Game Pass account. But dropping $10 to $15 a month for each member of a household stinks, which is why Microsoft may be launching a money-saving Game Pass family plan.
As reported by Windows Centralthe Xbox Game Pass family plan would allow five people in the same the country to share the same Game Pass subscription. A single person will control the Family Plan, similar to how things work on Netflix or the Nintendo Switch Online Family Plan.
Further details behind the family plan, including pricing, are unknown. We also don’t know if the family plan would offer Game Pass Ultimate benefits or if it’s exclusive to console or PC.
There is also a matter of royalties. If game developers don’t think the family plan is profitable, they may lose faith in the Game Pass subscription model. We don’t know how Microsoft will handle such a problem – perhaps it already had a plan in place and was just waiting for Sony to announce its new version of a subscription gaming service.
Again, we don’t know how much the Xbox Game Pass family plan would cost. We also don’t know if it’s real, though. Windows Central cites inside sources and claims the family plan will launch later this year.
Source: Windows Central