After officially confirming the recent leaks of Xbox Series S and some of the additional pricing details, Microsoft has now made it official. “Now more than ever, gaming plays an important role in our lives. As one of the greatest forms of creative expression, gaming sparks in our imagination and connects us to new worlds, stories, and our friends,” Phil Spencer said. “On November 10, a new generation of console gaming begins. That’s when our vision becomes reality with the most performant, immersive and compatible next-generation console gaming experiences, and the freedom to play your games with your friends, anytime, anywhere.” Pre-orders will start on September 22.
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Xbox Series X: $499 (ERP)
Xbox Series S: $299 (ERP)
Release date: November 10
— Xbox (@Xbox) September 9, 2020
Phil Spencer shared some more information regarding the launch. As it was reported yesterday, players can buy the Xbox Series X and S at $499 and $299 respectively or use Xbox All Access which will be expanded to 12 countries starting this holiday, with more to come in 2021.
Talking about Xbox All Access and how it relates to Series X and S, Phil Spencer said, “Whether you’re upgrading to the newest consoles or joining the Xbox family for the first time, Xbox All Access is the easiest way to get the best of Xbox. Xbox All Access provides an Xbox Series X, or Series S, along with 24 months of the full Xbox Game Pass Ultimate experience.” Xbox Series S will be available starting from $24.99 a month for 24 months and Xbox Series X will be available starting from $34.99 a month for 24 months.
In addition to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Microsoft has announced that EA Play is coming to Xbox Game Pass. “To provide even more value, we are teaming up with Electronic Arts to provide Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC members with an EA Play membership at no additional cost starting this holiday. This means Ultimate members can enjoy EA Play on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, and Windows 10 PCs, and Xbox Game Pass for PC get EA Play on Windows 10.” EA Play has more than 60 of EA’s biggest and best console and PC games such as FIFA 20, Titanfall 2, Need For Speed Heat as well as titles from some of EA’s more popular franchises such as Battlefield, Mass Effect, Skate, and The Sims. Some of the EA Play games will also be available for Ultimate members to play on Android devices from the cloud at no additional costs.
“Gaming has evolved in the last decade to make it easier, simpler and more affordable for any player to make that first connection with a new world, a new story, or a new friend,” Phil Spencer said. “With a family of next-gen Xbox consoles, even greater variety and value with Xbox Game Pass, and an expansion to Xbox All Access, we invite everyone to join us for this next generation of gaming.”