Enlarge / Artist’s conception of Microsoft executives after today’s Game Pass pricing announcements. (credit: Getty Images)

For years now, Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass has set itself apart by offering subscribers launch-day access to new first-party titles in addition to a large legacy library of older games. That important “day one” perk is now set to go away for all but the highest tier of Game Pass’ console subscribers, even as Microsoft asks for more money for Game Pass across the board.
Let’s start with the price increases for existing Game Pass tiers, which are relatively straightforward:

“Game Pass Ultimate” is going from $16.99 to $19.99 per month.
“Game Pass for PC” is going from $9.99 to $11.99 per month.
“Game Pass Core” (previously known as Xbox Live Gold) is going from $59.99 to $74.99 for annual subscriptions (and remains at $9.99 for monthly subscriptions).

Things get a bit more complicated for the $10.99/month

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