Xbox Game Pass launches June 1, today for XBL Gold members – games include Halo 5: Guardians, Payday 2, more

By Sherif Saed
24 May 2017 12:53 GMT

Xbox’s newest subscription service, Game Pass, will become available starting next month. Microsoft has announced which games will be included, and Xbox Live Gold Members get early access starting today with a free-14-day trial.

After someone pushed the button a bit soon earlier today on the official Xbox Facebook page, Microsoft sent out the announcement for Xbox Game Pass, which launches on June 1.

The trailer that went live early, featuring a mildly excited Danny McBride, doesn’t include any new details outside of the date, but we now know which games are included.

We already knew Xbox Game Pass would cost $10 per month and unlock “over 100 games,” and while the pitch showed a lot of promise, we were eager to learn actual details.

When Xbox Game Pass launches June 1, users can download and play Saints Row 4: Re-Elected, The Golf Club, Terraria, Resident Evil 0, XCOM: Enemy Within, Mad Max, Knight Squad and more.

Titles such as Halo 5: Guardians, NBA 2K16 and Payday 2. LEGO Batman, Banjo-Kazooie and Viva Pinata will also be available along with the Mega Man Legacy Collection, Streets of Rage and Pac-Man Championship Edition.

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The service also includes all three titles in the Bioshock franchise, Gears of War 1-3, Gears Ultimate, Perfect Dark Zero, Borderlands and more backwards compatible Xbox 360 releases.

Members can also purchase all Xbox One games in the catalog for 20% off and take 10% off on all related add-ons. This only applies while the base game is currently in the catalog.

For a complete list of all games offered through Xbox Game Pass, be sure to check out the official website.

Also, if you head to the games page, there is an FAQ available should you have any questions.

As stated previously, each month Xbox Game Pass will add a new set of games to the catalog and it will run you $9.99, monthly.

An Xbox Live Gold membership is not required to access Xbox Game Pass, but as usual, a Gold membership is required to play multiplayer. Again, if you are a Gold member, you can try the new pass out today before anyone else, alongside a 14-day free trial.

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