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Microsoft Debuts Xbox Game Pass Family & Friends

Microsoft Confirms its Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family plan, bringing Game Pass Ultimate to up to four users.


Back last month, Microsoft introduced a preview for its Friends & Family subscription plan, beginning in Colombia and Ireland. Despite that preview, the company kept many of the details to itself. Well, that changed recently when provided more information about the new plan.

With the preview now rolling out, Microsoft is offering pricing details. Instead of paying for separate Xbox Game Pass subs, users can pay a single price for up to four friends or family.

It is worth noting the sharing plan is only available for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. This is the premium version of the service that provides the complete Game Pass library, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Xbox Gold, Xbox Live, and EA Play.

Pricing in Ireland shows that the sharing plan will cost €21.99 per month (49,000 COP in Colombia). Regular Xbox Game Pass Ultimate currently costs $14.99. Last month it was thought the company would only allow different family members, but we now know it will also include friends.


Essentially, this €5 per month per person for four people to have the full benefits of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate:

“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.”

For users who are currently on a plan and want to switch within their billing cycle, the following options are available:

  • 30 days Xbox Game Pass Ultimate = 18 days Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family
  • 30 days Xbox Game Pass (Console) = 12 days Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family
  • 30 days PC Game Pass = 12 days Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family
  • 30 days Xbox Live Gold = 12 days Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family
  • 30 days EA Play = 6 days Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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