Phil Spencer has announced today a huge expansion to Xbox Game Pass, stating the plan to “release all new Xbox One exclusive games from Microsoft Studios into Xbox Game Pass on the same date as their global release.” This includes Sea of Thieves when it launches on 20th March.
Phil goes on to say “This plan to bring new games timed with their global release into Xbox Game Pass not only includes announced titles like Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2 and Crackdown 3 but future unannounced games from Microsoft Studios including new iterations of our biggest Xbox One exclusive franchises such as Halo, Forza and Gears of War, on the same day they launch.”
Today’s announcement also included an update to the Game Pass subscriptions. From 20th March a 6 month subscription will be available retailers such as Gamestop for $59.99. There’s yet to be confirmation whether this will be available worldwide.
You can read the announcement in full over on Xbox Wire
This announcement adds masses of value to the Xbox Game Pass service, there’s already over 100 games available, and being able to access exclusive titles on launch day in the future is just incredible!