Microsoft announced on August 4 (local time) that it has been trially providing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate account sharing functions for Colombia and Ireland.
Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service provided by Microsoft/Xbox. Selkers can play more than 400 games. Some new works can be played from the first day of the release, and free benefits such as in-game items distribution and discounts exclusively for members are also provided. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is a top plan. In addition to the above services, you can play through the cloud from the console, PC, smartphone, tablet, and smart TV. The monthly price in Japan is 850 yen for the normal plan and 1100 yen for the top plan.
According to the announcement, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate share with multiple people for Colombia and Ireland has begun a trial for his Xbox Insider Program members. Xbox Insider Program is a program for Xbox users provided by Microsoft. Users who have become members can participate in function previews in advance instead of providing feedback. For example, in addition to the latest system updates, you can touch on the features, games, content, and new features under development.
In this preview, you can add up to 4 people to one account. Each can use his Xbox Game Pass Ultimate services. In this preview, the person who share the account must live in the same country as the participant, but there are no conditions for the added members to be family or residence in the same household. Therefore, if this service is officially introduced with the same specifications, you will be able to share your account with a friend living in a remote place and perform multiplayer.
Participation in the preview requires joining the Xbox Game Pass-Insider Preview plan from Microsoft Store (not available from Japan). The official price of the plan has not been announced at this time, but if a user who originally joined Xbox Game Pass Ultimate switched to the Insider Preview Plan, the full-month usage right was converted to 18-day use right. It seems to be. If you calculate the daily calculation, it will be about 1800 yen, but you will have to wait for future announcements to see if these price settings are actually reflected and what will be provided.
Recently, some companies have a negative attitude on sharing accounts across households in subscription services. As an example, Netflix states on the official website that Netflix account is assumed that one account will be used in one household, and if the household is different, a new account is required. I am. Netflix also pointed out the impact of the company’s decline in profits, which is difficult to improve long-term investment and services over the households across households. In March this year, Chile Costa Rica Peru introduced a paid sub-account system that could add to two people who were not the same household. In addition, this month, an additional charge for use in different households will be introduced at the Dominican Dominican Republic of Dominica, the Dominican, and Hongduras in different households.
In this way, it is interesting to see the account sharing in the Xbox Game Pass in the Xbox Game Pass, as the sharing of accounts leads to a decline in corporate sales. In addition, movies and dramas tend to be completed in consumption of content in each household, and it is difficult to make profits by sharing accounts across households. On the other hand, in the case of games, is there a way to continue revenue, such as a small amount of billing in operated works?
Currently, Xbox Game Pass can be used for 100 yen for the first month. If you have a title you are interested in, please try it.