Microsoft confirms new Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family plan and price


After a leak revealed the Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family branding over the weekend, Microsoft made its new plan official and revealed its prices in Ireland and Colombia. The new subscription will allow Xbox Game Pass members to share with up to four other friends or family members for €21.99 per month in Ireland and 49,900 COP in Colombia.

Microsoft isn’t limiting this new Game Pass plan to just family members, and the only restriction is that people added to the Friends & Family plan must be in the same country. Microsoft is currently testing this new Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family plan in Ireland and Colombia, with a price of €21.99 per month instead of the usual €12.99 per month for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. That equates to less than $5 per month per person to share all the usual Xbox Game Pass Ultimate perks.

The new Friends & Family subscription is now official.
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“Currently, we are testing this plan in Colombia and the Republic of Ireland. Future countries/regions may be added in the coming months,” Microsoft explains in an FAQ. Microsoft has yet to announce pricing for the rest of the plan. Europe, the UK, or the US, but it’s likely to be around $25 per month for Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family in the US.

Switching to the plan means adjusting the remaining time on your previous plan, and Microsoft will convert to the Friends & Family plan:

  • 30 days Xbox Game Pass Ultimate = 18 days Xbox Game Pass Friends and Family
  • 30 days Xbox Game Pass (Console) = 12 days Xbox Game Pass Friends and Family
  • 30 days PC Game Pass = 12 days Xbox Game Pass Friends and Family
  • 30 days Xbox Live Gold = 12 days Xbox Game Pass Friends and Family
  • 30 days EA Play = 6 days Xbox Game Pass Friends and Family

Microsoft currently offers Xbox Game Pass or PC Game Pass for $9.99 per month. None of the subscriptions include online multiplayer features, but you can upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $14.99 and that unlocks Game Pass for console, PC, EA Play access, and Xbox Live Gold online multiplayer.

Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family will include all of the same Xbox Game Pass Ultimate benefits for four additional friends or family members. That’s five people in total, and it also includes access to Xbox Cloud Gaming, Xbox Live, and even PC Game Pass versions of games.


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