That’s right, friends, we’re back in business! New users can now get into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or PC Game Pass (but not the standalone console subscription) for $1 for their first month, which will then revert to the standard subscription price for the months following.
That price does happen to be higher than usual for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which saw a price increase just this week from $15.95 per month to $18.95 per month, while the standard Xbox Game Pass subscription went up from $10.95 per month to $11.95 per month and PC Game Pass remained the same. The price of an Xbox Series X console is also set to be raised as of August 1st, from a $749.95 RRP to a $799.95 RRP.
Existing Xbox Live Gold or Game Pass subscribers who use the $1 offer to upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate can also carry over their pre-paid membership time at the “current conversion ratio,” up to a maximum of three years total membership time. You can read more about that in the FAQ here.
This month is a fairly good time to get into Xbox Game Pass with the likes of GTA V making its return and Capcom’s multiplayer dinosaur shooter, Exoprimal, on the way. Though if you’re hanging out for Bethesda’s blockbuster RPG, Starfield, in September you may even want to hold out and hope that the $1 Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deal sticks around long enough to jump on that. Coupled with the game’s Premium Upgrade – currently discounted on Amazon – you could theoretically get into the game five days early for less than $60, though you’ll only have a month to try and tackle what’s surely a behemoth of a game before the pricier renewal rolls around.