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Microsoft trials Xbox Game Pass family plans in select countries

Save some cash and share your benefits.

Microsoft is trialling an Xbox Game Pass family plan in both Colombia and Ireland, the publisher has today announced.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers — provided they’re also Xbox Insiders too — can now “preview a plan that allows multiple people to share Game Pass Ultimate benefits.”

“This makes it even easier to play the best Game Pass games with friends and family across console, PC, and cloud by enabling you to add up to four people to your subscription, all with their own unique access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate games, content, and benefits,” Microsoft continued.

The Xbox Game Pass family plan will be considered a “new plan” and will be priced accordingly. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate benefits include Xbox Live Gold free games per month, access to the Xbox and PC Game Pass libraries, and access to Xbox Cloud Streaming.

“For example, a full month of Ultimate will be converted to 18 days of membership for this plan,” Microsoft explained. “This way you won’t lose any of the remaining value on your existing subscription upon conversion. Conversion is final, and users must wait for their new membership to expire before returning to a previous membership.”

Those taking advantage of the new family plan must all be in the same country (so when it rolls out to the world, I can’t use this in Australia with my actual family in Canada, alas). Up to four family members can be added to a plan.

If you’re in Colombia or Ireland and want to take advantage of the Xbox Game Pass family plan, you can sign up to become an Xbox Insider here.

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