Microsoft teases 'awesome' January Xbox Game Pass additions

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Xbox Game Pass is a monthly subscription service that gives Xbox One owners access to over a hundred games for $9.99 each month. It's similar to Netflix where certain games — like Microsoft exclusives — will stay there forever and experiences from third-party developers rotate in and out.

December 2018 was a massive month for the service because games like Ashen, Below, Mortal Kombat X, and other high-profile titles became a part of the subscription. However, it looks like January will be even bigger. On Twitter, Xbox executive Mike Ybarra said that he had a chance to review the Xbox Game Pass line-up for January 2019 and that it was "awesome." Considering that Ashen and Below launched the previous month, the upcoming games will have to be massive to top that! We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more.

Since the service launched, many gamers have been asking Microsoft how many subscribers it has. While usually the company doesn't comment on sales figures, during an interview between Head of Xbox Phil Spencer and LevelUp, he revealed a general count. There are "millions of subscribers" already.

It's great to see that Xbox Game Pass is doing so well. Hopefully the trend will continue in the future as more high-profile titles join the service. Do you pay for the service? Let us know.

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.