Reports have surfaced over the past 24 hours indicating that Microsoft is working on a new monthly subscription service that will combine Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold.
The new service, reportedly dubbed Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, was first leaked via Twitter user h0x0d yesterday and is said to have a price point of $14.99 a month. There’s no word on how much this combined service will cost in other territories as yet.
Taking into account the recent Xbox Live Gold price hike, paying for the two services separately will cost UK customers a total of £14.98 a month, so I expect Microsoft will shave a few quid off to make it worth our while.
This leak goes hand-in-hand with the rumour we heard earlier this year that Microsoft is preparing to release a “disc-less” version of the Xbox One S, codenamed Project Maverick. If that earlier rumour proves to be true then the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate package would certainly sweeten the deal for pro-digital gamers.
An official Xbox announcement is expected to unveil the disc-less Xbox One S and the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service later this month.