Published: Tue, August 28, 2018
Tech | By Constance Martin

Microsoft Announces Xbox All Access

Microsoft Announces Xbox All Access

At the end of the 24-month term players own the console and can choose whether to continue subscribing to either Xbox Live or the Game Pass service.

The other potential hurdle is that you'll need to sign up for the deal in-person at a Microsoft Store where you'll need to apply for a Dell Preferred Account - basically the holder of the payment plan for the next 24 months. Two years of Game Pass, at $9.99 per month, will cost $239.76, making the cost of ownership over the course of 24 months about $588.74.

We also hear what fans of Japanese games can expect on Microsoft's platforms, more about the Game Pass service, and how gaming is playing a bigger role within the corporation as a whole. Microsoft has fewer than 100 stores in the U.S. across 35 states, meaning some states don't have a store at all.

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With Xbox All Access, you're looking at around $528 for an Xbox One S and $840 for an Xbox One X, obviously spread out over 24 months. Rates range from 19.24% - 29.99% variable April, as of 6/30/18, depending on creditworthiness. Available at time of purchase from 08/27/2018 through 12/31/2018, while supplies last. After that, the Dell Preferred Account plan can charge up to 29.99% April.

Minimum monthly payments are required and are equal to 3% of the New Balance or $20, whichever is greater, as shown on the monthly billing statement.

In order to sign up for Xbox All Access, you have to visit a Microsoft Store in person. If you bow out before the contract is up, you'll owe Microsoft the remainder of the cost for the system ... which could be even more than if you had purchased the console and the services separately. All future Xbox exclusives will also be available on Game Pass on launch day. As with all contracts that require a monthly payment, you obviously want to a do a bit of financial planning before you commit. Head down to the comments section and let us know!

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