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Microsoft Changes $1 Game Pass Offer to 14 Days

Microsoft has recently made a change to its $1 Game Pass offer, reducing the trial period from one month to 14 days. This change comes ahead of the release of Bethesda's highly anticipated game, Starfield, which will be available on Game Pass on September 1.

According to the official Game Pass website, new customers can now try out the service for 14 days at the promotional price of $1, after which they will be charged the full monthly subscription fee. This applies to both Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC Game Pass. However, Xbox Game Pass for Console does not offer a $1 trial period and instead has an $11 monthly subscription.

Earlier this year, Microsoft had announced that it would be ending the monthly $1 trial offer for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. However, after raising the price of the subscription, the $1 trial offer was reintroduced.

In addition to changing the Game Pass offer, Microsoft has also made some updates to its other online offerings. Xbox Live Gold has been replaced with Game Pass Core, a subscription service that allows players to access a curated collection of games on Xbox for $10 per month or $60 per year. The list of games includes popular titles such as Forza Horizon 4, Psychonauts 2, and Halo 5: Guardians.

Furthermore, Microsoft will be releasing a new carbon black Xbox Series S with 1TB of storage on September 1. This console is ideal for storing digital Xbox Game Pass games and will be available for purchase at a price of $350, just in time for the launch of Starfield on September 6.

These changes highlight Microsoft's commitment to evolving its gaming offerings and providing a variety of options for players to enjoy.