Microsoft launches Xbox All Access with two-year console financing

30 August, 2018, 20:02 | Author: Shawn Conner
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As previously revealed, the subscription will offer Xbox Live, Xbox Game Pass, and either an Xbox One S or Xbox One X with pricing beginning at $21.99 per month (for the Xbox One S bundle). It's interest-free ... but only for 24 months.

Last week we heard rumours of a new Xbox subscription service dubbed Xbox All Access.

Xbox All Access is a way to get an Xbox One S or Xbox One X on a monthly payment plan.

Instead of buying the consoles and game subscriptions individually, the latest plan from Microsoft offers an all-inclusive monthly subscription with no upfront cost.

As previously reported, subscribers commit to spending $22 a month for an Xbox One S or $35 for a 1TB Xbox One X console over two years.

But what makes Xbox All Access all the more noteworthy is in how it makes good on Phil Spencer's DICE keynote and the continued dedication to "Gaming For Everyone" at Xbox.

While a blog post cited by Venturebeat is not yet live, ordering options have appeared for USA customers. Players can buy games outright or subscribe - and developers are free to add their games to the service if they wish. The contract length is 24 months and there's no interest charged at all, provided payments are made on time. Still, there's no telling where console hardware will be in 24 months - by the time you've finally paid off your One S or One X, there might already be new consoles on the market. As I mentioned up above, the amount you will pay each month will depend on the console you get.

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What is a Dell Preferred account?

There's no upfront cost, but to sign up, you'll have to be approved for a Dell Preferred Account. You can also pay for the entire bundle upfront if you want to avoid the monthly fee or application process.

Clearly Microsoft wants to use this as a way to get more people playing and entertaining themselves on Xbox hardware, which is why the price of entry is so low.

In the end, we're left with something that closely resembles the two-year contracts we used to see from wireless carriers, complete with a (slight) discount on the overall cost of everything you're buying.

Microsoft's Game Pass is a service that offers fantastic value.

What do you think about Xbox All Access? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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