This generation of gaming has made it difficult for Xbox to take the lead in console sales. However, Microsoft has been working dilligently to make its Xbox services full of gaming value.
Microsoft is launching The Xbox All-Access program which combines Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate with a huge value-add. Xbox All-Access also includes an upgrade option when the next generation Xbox, known as Project Scarlett, launches next year.
Eligibility for Xbox All Access
All current generations of Xbox One consoles are eligible for Xbox All Access. This includes Xbox One X, Xbox One S and Xbox One S All-Digital. You will not be able to use your existing console; you need to buy one through the Xbox All-Access service.
Cost of Xbox All Access
This really depends on which console you choose through the program. Xbox All Access starts at $19.99 a month and includes 24 months of service when you subscribe.
Here’s the cost of Xbox All Access per console:
Xbox All-Access Xbox One X – $30.99 per Month
Xbox All-Access Xbox One S – $22.99 per Month
Xbox All-Access Xbox One S All-Digital – $19.99 per Month
The monthly cost includes payment for the console, as well as membership to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
What You Get With Xbox All-Access
First of all, you get a lot. Microsoft is trying very hard to provide an immense amount of value to gamers. Xbox All-Access includes a brand new console along with a membership to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. This combines the services of Xbox Live Gold with the Game Pass gaming service. So you can also play online while accessing a massive gaming library all for the cost of your monthly subscription.
Xbox Game Pass runs $14.99 a month without the All-Access package, accounting for $360 over the course of the 24-month subscription period. With that math you’re paying $384 for the Xbox One X before the 24-month term ends, which is not the full MSRP of the Xbox One X. According to a Microsoft spokesperson, “With Xbox All Access, you own the console and 24-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership outright upon purchase.”
However, that price point for an Xbox One X is fully dependent on your credit rating. If you qualify for 0% APR for the 24-months, it’s a great deal. In fact, it remains a solid deal as long as your credit is good enough to score you an APR less than 15%. If you can’t hit that cut-off, with interest, anything above a 15% APR means you’ll pay more over the course of two years than the MSRP of the Xbox One X.
Where to Sign Up for Xbox All-Access
Yeah shut up and take my money, I hear ya! Amazon currently has a page set up to sign up for Xbox All-Access when it launches here on November 18.
The next-generation Xbox comes out in just over a year, and if you sign up for Xbox All-Access ahead of December 31, 2019 and purchase and Xbox One X, you can upgrade to the Project Scarlett after making 12 monthly payments. If you sign up for Xbox One S or Xbox One S All-Digital, you’re eligible for upgrade after making 18 months worth of payments.
When you upgrade to the next Xbox through Xbox All Access, you must sign up for an additional 24-months of the service.
Let us know if you’ll be signing up in the comments!