Following up on their announcement of the digital-only Xbox Series S, a less powerful version of the console which is set to retail at $299 / £249, Xbox has revealed the official price for the Xbox Series X, which will retail at $499 / £449. Both consoles are slated for a November 10 release date, and pre-orders will be made available on September 22.
Along with the announcement, it’s been revealed that both consoles will be joining the All Access program. The 24-month-long service will give players a console and an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership for a monthly payment of $34.99 / £28.99 for Xbox Series X and $24.99 / £20.99 for Xbox Series S.
Starting this holiday season, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC members will also receive an EA Play membership with no additional cost. Previously known as Access and Origin Access, the service includes over 60 EA games, which include noteworthy titles like Titanfall 2, FIFA 20, and Need for Speed Heat. Popular franchises like Mass Effect, Battlefield, and The Sims will also be available for the service.
EA Play also includes additional in-game challenges, 10-hour trials for games like FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21, and some games will also be available for Android users via cloud services for no additional charge.
Xbox Game Pass has been widely regarded as one of the best deals in gaming; with a vast number of games available at launch, and over 100 titles optimized for Xbox Seris X, the future is looking bright for the upcoming console.
Xbox All Access will be made available for 12 countries this holiday season, which will be detailed down below:
- Australia at Telstra
- Canada at EB Games
- Denmark at Elgiganten
- Finland at Gigantti
- France at FNAC
- New Zealand at Spark
- Norway at Elkjøp
- Poland at Media Expert
- South Korea at SK Telecom
- Sweden at Elgiganten
- UK at GAME and Smyths Toys
- United States at Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Microsoft Store, and Walmart
Words by Kai-Ming Chow.
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