Xbox Game Pass “Friends and Family” leak reveals what you can share with friends

A leak of possible branding for Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox Game Pass family subscription suggests that you’ll be able to share the subscription with friends, too. Microsoft began testing its Xbox Game Pass family plan in Ireland and Colombia earlier this month, and now Twitter leaker Agiornamenti Lumia has spotted the “Game Pass Friends and Family” branding.

The leak could mean that Microsoft isn’t thinking of restricting Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers from sharing their profits only with immediate family members. The current preview allows Xbox Game Pass Ultimate customers to pay €21.99 per month in Ireland (instead of the regular €12.99 per month) in Ireland for an anonymous trial plan that includes sharing membership benefits with up to four others. Microsoft doesn’t currently mention the family restriction in its testing plan, only that people are required to be in the same country.

Microsoft currently offers Xbox Game Pass or PC Game Pass for $9.99 per month. Neither includes online multiplayer capabilities, but you can upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $14.99, and it unlocks Game Pass for console, PC, EA Play Access, and online multiplayer.

This new family plan, which will now likely be branded Xbox Game Pass Friends and Family, will include the same Xbox Game Pass Ultimate benefits for up to four other friends or family members. This includes access to Xbox Cloud Gaming, Xbox Live, and even the PC Game Pass version of the game.

We’ve contacted Microsoft to comment on the branding leak, and we’ll update you accordingly.

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