Microsoft has announced a way for Xbox One users to save a little dough if they are subscribed to both Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass. The company will soon merge the two into one convenient membership called the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate that is priced lower than each service would be individually.
Xbox Game Pass offers members an ever-growing library of over one hundred titles that can be downloaded and played at full fidelity. That and Xbox Live Gold, Microsoft's online gaming subscription, are priced at $9.99 per month. Soon, with the merging of these two services, there will be one flat rate of $14.99. According to the article that laid out these details, this has been a top request from Xbox One users for a long time. "We heard you. Today, we’re excited to announce Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will include all of the benefits of Xbox Live Gold with Xbox Game Pass."
Also beginning today, Microsoft is inviting a limited number of Xbox Insider community members to test this new service before it launches later in the year. There does not seem to be a way to volunteer for testing at this time.
In the same day, along with the announcement of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, the company also revealed details on the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. The Xbox One S All-Digital version will be slightly cheaper than the standard model, shaving off $50 from the price, and will be a solid choice for those who have already gone fully digital already, a trend that continues to grow.
A perfect complement to this new all-digital console is the Xbox Spring Sale currently running. There is a large selection of digital titles that are going for up to 65% off, with Xbox Live Gold members potentially saving up to an addition 10% more. Additionally, those without a membership can join Gold for just a $1. Whether you're in the market for this new console or not, anyone looking to add to their library in preparation for a summer of gaming should check out this sale.
Source: Xbox Wire