Microsoft confirms Xbox All Access, then steps back

Microsoft confirms Xbox All Access, then steps back

For $22 per month, you can get an Xbox One S (usually $229), in addition to Xbox Live Gold (usually $60 per year) and Game Pass (usually $10 per month). If you don't want to pay every month, you can also pay the entire cost of the 24-month subscription up front. This console will come packed with the Deluxe Edition of Battlefield V, the backwards-compatible Xbox 360 game Battlefield 1943, a 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold, and one month of both EA Access and Xbox Game Pass.

The Xbox One S plan comes out to a total of nearly $528, whereas buying all three products at retail price would cost $660. For one low monthly price, you get all three of those together. What you'll have to do is head to a Microsoft store, select the console of your choice and create a Dell Preferred Account which will let you get the console plus 24 months of Xbox Live and Game Pass with a monthly fee.

Are you interested in joining the Xbox One community, but without the expensive financial commitment of dropping a few hundred dollars on another console? If you're interested in starting the payment plan then you'll need to visit a Microsoft Store.

Though Microsoft has not confirmed the service, sources say that the service could launch in the U.S.as early as this month. These days, the video games industry seems much more focused on 4K gaming, HDR and visual fidelity than the immersive but also isolating experiences provided by VR. The official Xbox All Access page says the initiative "starts at $21.99 and $34.99 per month" with 0% April for an Xbox One S and Xbox One X, respectively, but that's for only well-qualified consumers. With the Xbox All Access Program, it will net around $528, which is a huge saving compared to the Xbox One X deal.


The total cost is $660 or $27.50 a month if you were to divide it by 24. After that, the Dell Preferred Account plan can charge up to 29.99% April. Those who are interested in Xbox One S package will be paying just $2 per month for 24 months i.e. $48 to own the console, saving you $120 overall.

While we don't know the specific of the device, the screen and its visuals were reportedly "good" but unable to match the likes of the Rift and HTC Vive, which makes it sound similar to the PSVR-not exactly the "high-fidelity VR" the Xbox One X promised. The Microsoft Limited Warranty covers the Xbox console for one year (90 days for the controller and accessories).

In the end, we're left with something that closely resembles the two-year contracts we used to see from wireless carriers, complete with a (slight) discount on the overall cost of everything you're buying.

In any case, this is certainly an interesting approach to selling a console, and it does offer some flexibility in terms of how you pay.

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