Xbox Game Pass now open to Xbox Insiders on the Beta ring

Xbox Game Pass
Xbox Game Pass

After an initial test with Xbox Insiders on the Alpha ring, Microsoft is now testing its new Xbox Game Pass with those on the Beta ring. Microsoft opened up testing to Beta users today, bringing its initial buffet of test catalog games to even more users.

While Game Pass will cost $10 per month when it launches later this spring, it's free to Insiders throughout testing. The pass gives you unlimited access to a set catalog of games that includes the likes of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Sunset Overdrive, XCOM: Enemy Within, and many more. It's not clear if this initial lineup of games will change once the service launches in full, but more games will definitely be added as time goes on.

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While we don't have a firm launch date for Game Pass yet, Microsoft has promised Gold subscribers will get first access. As for Xbox Insiders, Microsoft recently announced that its testing will end on April 7, so Beta Ring members won't have too long to test the service.

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