Xbox Game Pass subscribers criticized Microsoft’s price hike and disappointing offerings with sharp criticism, in particular regarding Xbox Game Pass’ price increase and embarrassing offerings.
Last week, it was officially confirmed that Xbox Game Pass prices would increase dramatically and make gaming significantly more costly for Xbox fans.
Xbox Game Pass offers amazing value – not only can subscribers choose from an expansive library, they get access to major day one releases like Starfield (one of 2023’s potential Game of the Year contenders) when it releases on September 6th!
No one enjoys having to pay more for anything they are used to and, according to ComicBook, Xbox Game Pass subscribers on Reddit have expressed their displeasure with an increase. Many were taken aback that such an adjustment has come about now when recent offerings, like Arkane Studios’ Redfall have not exactly met expectations.
“Expected but saddening. Particularly as, in my honest opinion, quality has declined over time,” UncleObli commented. It’s shocking they can raise prices with such embarrassing offerings being added; InPatRileyWeTrust commented. 2023 has been disastrous for Xbox thus far so I was shocked that they announced this plan now – is Microsoft trying to lose any remaining loyal customers after Redfall Halo weak Game Pass releases and delays? said dazzzzzzle.
Note that PC Game Pass will remain unchanged by this price increase; on consoles however, standard Game Pass prices will rise from PS7.99 to PS8.99 in the UK, EUR9.99 to EUR10.99 across most of Europe and $8.99 to $10.99 in the United States; its more costly Ultimate version sees prices go from PS10.99 to PS12.99 (PS7.99-EUR12.99/EUR14.99 in most of Europe/USD $14.99-$16.6.99 respectively in United States); existing subscribers (those not paying already for Game Pass already) won’t feel its effects until 13 August/13 September respectively).