As the rumors have been saying for a long period of time, Microsoft has launched an Xbox subscription service, namely Xbox All Access. This is different from the existing subscription plans due to multiple reasons. First of all, Xbox All Access offers not just access to streaming games but also the hardware. It means that, when a person subscribes to the service, they will receive an Xbox console as well. Depending on the hardware as well as subscription plan, the service would cost either $21.99 or $34.99. The single package would also offer access to Xbox Live Gold service also.
Of course, this package is considered something cheaper for most people. People have to pay a simple fee a month instead of purchasing the hardware upfront. Even those who already have an Xbox console will have to pay an extra fee if they want to get access to the Live Gold and Game Streaming service. Compared with that price settings, it makes sense to go for the combined plan, where users don’t have the hassle of owning an Xbox beforehand. Considering that gaming consoles are normally expensive, such a subscription plan will offer gaming experience to many people out there.
It’s not the perfect subscription service, either. For instance, users cannot sign up for this service online. It’s available via physical Microsoft stores only and users have to visit the store for signing up, whose number is limited, for that matter. As of now, Xbox All Access is available in the United States region only, and there is no information on a possible expansion yet. As said earlier, users can choose between the two plans — one is bundling Xbox One S with the online services while the other one bundles Xbox One X. In any case, it will be a great platform for Microsoft to enhance its online services.