Microsoft has decided to cancel its promotional offer for a 14-day Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription for just $1. The deal, which was initially introduced in July, targeted new users who had not previously subscribed to Game Pass Ultimate. While the cancellation may come as a disappointment to some gamers, it appears that Microsoft had concerns about potential abuse of the offer to access the highly anticipated game, Starfield.
According to reports, the cancellation of the promotion is likely due to the fear that players would take advantage of the discounted subscription to play Starfield at a fraction of the regular price. Starfield, set to be released on September 6, 2023, is a highly anticipated game that many players were eager to try through the 14-day Game Pass Ultimate subscription.
For those interested in purchasing Starfield separately, the Standard Edition is priced at $70, while the Premium Edition, which includes additional content and bonuses, is priced at $100. Both editions are available for pre-order.
Alternatively, players can choose to subscribe to the Xbox Game Pass service directly. The console plan costs $11 per month, the PC plan costs $10 per month, and the Ultimate plan, which includes access to both console and PC games, costs $17 per month. While this may be a viable option for those intending to play Starfield for a limited time, it's important to note that the game will not be owned outright, and access will be lost once the subscription expires.
In conclusion, Microsoft's decision to cancel the promotional offer for the 14-day Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription may disappoint some gamers looking to play Starfield at a reduced price. However, there are still options available for those eager to try the game, either through purchasing a standalone copy or subscribing to the Xbox Game Pass service.
– XGP (Polish publication)