Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3 and the next Halo are coming to Xbox Game Pass

Matt Sayer 24 January 2018 NEWS

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With day-and-date access to Microsoft's biggest titles, Xbox Game Pass is now one of the best deals in video games.

Microsoft's Netflix-like video game subscription service Xbox Game Pass is already a pretty sweet deal, getting you unlimited access to over 100 games for a measly $11 a month, but it's about to get a whole lot sweeter thanks to a surprise announcement from head of Xbox Phil Spencer.

Where the games included in the Xbox Game Pass library have so far been older titles like Gears of War 4 and Halo 5, Microsoft is now committing to adding all of its upcoming Microsoft Studios games to the service day-and-date with their release. This includes imminent titles like Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2 and Crackdown 3 as well as currently-unannounced sequels in big Xbox franchises like Halo, Gears of War and Forza.

This is a huge move from Microsoft, one that not only makes Xbox Game Pass practically a must-have for keen Xbox One gamers but also sticks it to Sony and the lack of any sort of comparable service on PlayStation. If Sony doesn't strike back with its own compelling offering soon, Xbox Game Pass could be the key to Xbox One closing the gap on the PS4.

On top of the new games, Microsoft also announced that it'll start selling six-month subscriptions to Xbox Game Pass along with the current month-by-month deal, though these will only be available through retail stores like EB Games at first.

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