Xbox All Access Pass, What Is It?
Now I know most of you out there are already dedicated to your console or PC gaming rig you already have setup, but what about those “filthy casuals” out there that are looking to finally upgrade out of their outdated Xbox 360 or PS3? Well the light at the end of the tunnel is here. No more will you need to fork over 500 dollars to start gaming online with your friends. Coming soon you can start gaming in the modern era for as low as $21.99 a month. Yes, you read that correctly! But how, you may ask, can someone jet into the future for such a low amount, and what could that possibly contain?
With the modern world moving eerily away from owning your tech outright we have seen quite a push to the leasing (or pay as you go) option from many companies. Most people who have iPhones now a days do not own them, they simply lease them from their service provider for a fee added onto their service charge. This is similar to what Microsoft announced with their Xbox All Access subscription, a simple pay as you go option.
With this subscription you will be able to get the entire package built into a low monthly payment, which is great if you want to get your feet wet in gaming but do not want to spend a lot of money upfront. So far Microsoft has released two tiers of this program. The first tier is $21.99 a month and this includes an Xbox One S, Xbox Live Gold, and membership to the Xbox game pass. The second tier is $34.99 a month and includes an Xbox One X, Xbox Live Gold, and a membership to the Xbox Game pass. The Xbox Game pass entitles you unlimited access to a myriad of games that is sure to keep you entertained for quite some time. Now this is not a lease but a pay as you go program, think of it as a zero-interest loan from Microsoft to get you into the Xbox world.
So how does this work? Well as always, I will say that this is a “while supplies last” deal so if you are interested I would jump on this while you can. It seems like a relatively easy concept, first you are going to want to head to your local Microsoft store. Once their you can choose which of the two passes you would like, I personally have the Xbox One X and it is great if you are more into gaming than your average person. However, the Xbox One S is great for people new to this scene. Once you have your package picked out you can apply for a Dell Preferred Account to setup payment for the package. Note: This does require a credit check so if you have poor credit you may not qualify, even though this is a zero-interest loan they are giving you something with no up-front cost, so a credit check is necessary. You can also get pre-approved for the Dell Preferred account online if you are worried about this. Once you are approved you leave with your Xbox and passes with no upfront cost to you. Once you make all of your 24-month payments the hardware is yours to keep!
I personally think this is a great idea and if I did not already have all the hardware I would jump on this deal. Let me know what you think of this deal in the comment section below. For more detailed descriptions of this program check out Microsoft’s webpage on this subject. Thanks for reading!