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Microsoft launches Xbox All Access, its new subscription service

Xbox All Access realizes the console-as-a-service concept Xbox All Access realizes the console-as-a-service concept
Melba Vasquez | 30 August, 2018, 20:02

Microsoft in a blog post stated.

Whether a lot of people take up Microsoft's new offer remains to be seen, but we do know that offering more choices and more avenues to get into video games is only a good thing. Both options also come with 24 months of Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold.

Both options include the option to forego any upfront costs and pay 0 percent April for 24 months.

Dubbed Microsoft All Access, the service offers two tiers for two different prices for a limited time.

Would a similar subscription service incentivise you to buy an Xbox One? Details of the plan were earlier reported by Thurrott.

Both plans offer savings over buying the console and services piecemeal: The Xbox One S plan costs approximately $530 across 24 months, while buying each piece individually would cost almost $650; the Xbox One X plan costs approximately $840 across 24 months, while buying each piece individually would cost approximately $860. The Gaming scene is ever changing and this time around we have Xbox trying to attract customers into buying the Xbox All Access Bundle, a financing plan that will supposedly benefit those who don't already own an Xbox One or Xbox One X. Xbox All Access lets consumers pay for an Xbox One X or Xbox One S in monthly installments when they commit to two-year Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass subscriptions. On the other hand, opting for an Xbox All Access subscription that bundles the Xbox One S, Game Pass, and Xbox Live Gold will cost only US$528 for 24 months. According to the fine print, no interest is charged if all payments are made within two years. You don't have to plunk down a chunk of change upfront, and after two years the console looks like it will be yours to own.

Note: Microsoft said DPA is a "revolving line of credit" that give you the "flexibility to make monthly payments".

In addition to shifting some Xbox One stock, we expect the new payment model is also acting as a toe in the water for Microsoft's next console, codenamed Scarlet. The price is thought to start at $34.99 per month based on a subscription term of 24 months.

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