While there aren't specifics on when the Xbox Game Pass program – which offers an unlimited amount of certain game downloads to the Xbox One for a small monthly fee – will launch, we have a very good idea that it's not too far off. At least, according to T-Mobile.
Those that are taking part with the company's T-Mobile Tuesdays app (which offers a number of free goodies) were offered a nice little perk this morning – a free month of the Game Pass program for Xbox, starting this June. That means it's not too far off from launch.
The company's message reads: "This June, Xbox is comin' back and we're giving one month of Xbox Game Pass to T-Mobile customers. Discover and download titles you've always wanted or revisit an old favorite - there's always something new to play! Plus, we've got chances at epic Xbox prizes. If you want more info on what's coming next for Xbox, be sure to tune into the Xbox E3 briefing on June 11 at 2pm PT on Xbox.com."
It looks as if the program will probably kick off following Microsoft's press conference, and will probably be announced during the event, for those that missed out on the offer. Everyone else, however, may need to plunk down the $9.99 asking price. However, that's not a bad deal, considering how many games you'll be able to access. (Many are dubbing it the Netflix of video games – and with its variety, they aren't far off.)
More details on the Game Pass are expected around E3 time, as Microsoft is sure to talk about games that will be joining the program, as well as possible promotional titles joining the fray to bring in new subscribers. It looks like a swell deal either way, with hours' worth of gaming content at your fingertips, and a few titles changing each month.
We'll see how it fares once it gets around to launching. But, congrats, T-Mobile customers – you get to try it out for free! We'll see you in Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer and see how you get to liking the service. Or maybe some NBA 2K16?