Microsoft announces prices cuts for Xbox Game Pass in India, pay only INR 489 per month

Gaming subscription services – Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass for PC and Console receive price cuts, and can now be had for as low as INR 489 per month.

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Microsoft has announced a price cut for Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Live Goldand Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription services for Indian gamers. As with Game Pass, the new plans will be applicable on PC and Consoles alike.

“We regularly evaluate the price of Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold at a local level to best serve customers in each country. These price adjustments were informed and based on local market conditions in each country. This is simply a continuation of the price adjustments we made in select countries late last year,” said Microsoft in a statement.

Microsoft will be notifying users from today onwards (March 21), “beginning in April, we will adjust the price of Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold in India.”

What is Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate

Xbox Live Gold – is the subscription service that one needs to used to play ‘Online multiplayer’ games with voice chat. If you own an XBOX console you would need an Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online multiplayer games with voice chat with your friends or random players from around the world.

Xbox Game Pass – Over and above the Xbox Live Gold, Game Pass gives subscribers access to many free games in addition to Day 1 access to AAA gaming titles. Subscribers also get monthly discounts and offer on games, collections, and DLCs etc. Game Pass subscription has three tiers

1. Game Pass PC

Game Pass PC gives access to a collection of games on PC and Laptops running on Windows Platform.

2. Game Pass Console

Game Pass Console gives access to a collection of games on Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles.

3. Game Pass Ultimate

Game Pass Ultimate includes benefits from Game Pass PC and Console and also includes access to EA Play (includes access to EA games, rewards, and other members-only content). This tier also delivers access to Xbox Cloud Gaming (formerly known as xCloud), Game Pass Ultimate is best for users who have a gaming pc/laptop and an Xbox console with them.

New Pricing Structure

India Prices Current New
Game Pass Ultimate
1 month 699 499
3 Month 2,099 1,499
6 Months 4,199 2,999
12 Months 8,399 5,999
24 months 16,799 11,999
Game Pass PC
1 month 489 349
3 Month 1,467 1,049
6 Months 2,934 2,099
12 Months 5,858 4,199
Game Pass Console
1 month 489 349
3 Month 1,467 1,049
6 Months 2,934 2,099
Xbox Live Gold
1 month 489 349
6 Months 1,049 749
12 Months 2,799 1,999

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