Xbox One News: Game Pass Games and Backwards Compatibility Updates

If you’re an Xbox fan and you haven’t heard about Xbox Game Pass, well, you are really missing out. Here’s what you need to know about Game Pass and new backward compatibility updates for Xbox One games:

Xbox Game Pass

Game Pass is similar to GameFly’s service, except it is a lot cheaper and you[]{#anchor} can download the games directly to your console without having to wait for a disc to arrive. The service is available through Microsoft.com here and costs $9.99 per month. (However, there’s a free 14-day trial of the service when you first sign up.) The service gives you unlimited access to over one hundred titles on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Some of the featured games that they offer include Halo 5, Saints Row IV, NBA 2K16, Mad Max, Dead Island and Payday 2.

If you are really loving a game and want to go ahead and buy it to have it all the time, you’ll get a 20% discount for having Game Pass. Game Pass will also save you on other titles on the Microsoft store as well, meaning that those brand new games might sting your wallet just a little less if you order them online under your Game Pass. Plus, if you buy a game through Game Pass, you’ll get the discount and you’ll get another 10% off any Xbox One game add-on while it’s in the catalog. I’d highly recommend that you check out all of the titles that are currently on the list and give that free 14-day trial a go.

Backwards Compatibility Updates

Microsoft is always adding more games to the list of backward compatible titles and there are now two more to add to your favorites list. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and ScreamRide are now both available to play on the Xbox One. If you loved these on the Xbox 360, here’s your chance to finally have them on the Xbox One and see how much better the graphics and the game looks overall with the upgraded console. If you’re curious what other titles are already out for the Xbox One that you loved on the 360, check out Microsoft’s list here.

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