Well, we’ve waited long enough but we’ve finally had out first next-gen release date and price: the Xbox Series X will launch on November 10th worldwide for the VERY reasonable price of £449/$499. It was also revealed that EA Play, Electronic Arts’ monthly gaming subscription service, will be available for free as part of Xbox Game Pass, bringing an array of EA titles to the service.
Xbox are smashing it, huh? The Xbox Series S will also launch on the same day, so there’s a budget option in place for gamers who don’t want to drop too much cash.
Whether gamers are looking for top-of-the-line console gaming, prefer to experience the next generation in a smaller all-digital console at a lower price point, or even prefer to pay monthly for their gaming with no upfront cost, today’s news provides a look at how gamers can choose to join the next generation of gaming with Xbox. Details of today’s news include:
– Both the Xbox Series X, the fastest and most powerful console, and the Xbox Series S, an all-digital console delivering next-generation speed and performance in the smallest Xbox EVER built, will launch on November 10. Pre-orders for both consoles begin on September 22.
– Pricing for both next-generation Xbox consoles is as follows: £249.99 (ERP) for Xbox Series S and £449.99 (ERP) for Xbox Series X.Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Game Pass for PC members will get 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 S, and Windows 10 PCs, and Xbox Game Pass for PC members get EA Play on Windows 10. If you’d like to use in any coverage you write, here’s a quote from Mike Blank, SVP, EA Strategic Growth:
“Delivering EA Play to Xbox Game Pass members contributes to our vision of connecting players to the games they love and each other, wherever they want to play,” said Mike Blank, SVP, EA Strategic Growth. “After 5 years of delivering subscription services to the Xbox community, we are excited to make it easier for them to enjoy both memberships together.”
– The Xbox All Access program, which delivers everything a gamer needs to jump into the next generation, will expand to 12 countries this holiday season. With Xbox All Access, gamers can choose the Xbox console that fits their needs, as well as a 24-month membership to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (access to over 100 high-quality games and online multiplayer with Xbox Live Gold), from £20.99 a month for 24 months – with no upfront cost.
The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are releasing on November 10th 2020. Find out more on the Xbox Wire through this link.