If you've recently heard rumors and Xbox ads, be aware that Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass have now been officially merged into a single $ 15 per month subscription for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (which now also includes PC games). , for good measure).
What you may not realize is that you can upgrade the current Xbox Live Gold subscription to the new, more expensive $ 1 plan for a promotion launched by Microsoft by up to three years. .
As Microsoft describes it on the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Ad page (underlined added):
New members and existing members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass for the console can join or upgrade today and get their first month for only $ 1. Plus, if you're a current Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass member and have prepaid months on your account, you'll get an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate credit for those months during the upgrade.
The offer is confirmed again on the upgrade page itself, which states that, when purchasing, "Joining Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will upgrade your Xbox subscription (s) Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass remaining at the same amount up to 36 months in total. "This is only after the expiration of your current prepaid subscription period that Microsoft will start charging the usual monthly fee of $ 15.
You do not have an Xbox Live Gold subscription yet (or do you want to expand it a bit)? We have confirmed that you can purchase an Xbox Live Gold Digital Code to save time on your account before using the $ 1 conversion into Ultimate Game Pass. This means that you can prepay three years of Ultimate Game Pass for only $ 181, compared to what would usually cost $ 540 monthly subscription fee.
Since its launch in early 2017 with more than 100 games, Xbox Game Pass has been extended to over 250 Xbox One titles and 108 PC titles available for unlimited downloadable play as long as you keep a subscription. All of the Microsoft Studios proprietary games for the first game will be available on Game Pass the day of their release, and Ultimate members will receive the next Gears 5 four days before release. Ultimate subscribers also receive free "Games with Gold" downloads each month as part of the included Xbox Live Gold subscription.
We do not know how long Microsoft will keep this launch offer. So, if you're interested, do not wait.