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Xbox Exec Teases A Free* Game Pass Tier

Would you exchange time spent watching ads to gain access to Xbox Game Pass? Well, according to Xbox CFO Tim Stuart, Microsoft is considering such a move to expand its reach in more regions of the world.

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During the Wells Fargo TMT Summit (which I’m sure you’re very upset you weren’t invited to), Stuart talked about the company’s expansionist desires via Game Pass and xCloud streaming, indicating that it has its sights set on developing regions. The company sees areas where the population has a lack of “high-end disposable income” as an opportunity to expand its gaming platform.

As reported by TweakTown, Stuart said:

So whether or not this plan comes to pass, it’s not clear if markets such as North America, Europe, or parts of Asia will be included.

Gaming subscription services have gotten more expensive

Xbox has recently made Game Pass more expensive. In March, the company axed its enticing $1 offer for the first month. In June, Microsoft hiked the price of Game Pass Ultimate by two bucks (in addition to raising the prices of Xbox consoles) Then, just before the launch of Starfield in September, Microsoft pulled its free trial offering entirely.

Microsoft isn’tt alone in raising prices. Sony revamped its pricing structure for Game Pass competitor PlayStation Plus, raising the cost by as much as $40 annually for certain tiers back in August.

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