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Introducing Game Pass Core, featuring online console multiplayer, a curated catalog of high-quality games, member deals, and more.

Subscription continues automatically at $9.99/mo. unless canceled through your Microsoft Account. See terms.

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Play together with Game Pass Core

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Most advanced network

Join the greatest community of gamers on our advanced multiplayer network.

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Multiplayer gaming

Experience the best in competitive and cooperative online console multiplayer.

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Curated catalog of high-quality games

Explore a curated catalog of legendary franchises like Halo, Forza, Ori, and Fallout. Catch up on classics like Gears of War and Doom.

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Game discounts

Get member deals and discounts up to 50% off select games with Game Pass promotions.

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Multiplayer for everyone

Game Pass Core includes online console multiplayer to quickly find the people you want to play with – whether it’s friends, family, or the greater Xbox community.

Multiplayer games

Get access to multiplayer for these great games and more with Game Pass Core (games sold separately, and access to multiplayer for free-to-play games is open to every Xbox player).


Are you ready to play?

Enjoy hundreds of hours of gameplay with an incredible catalog of celebrated titles from long-standing franchises like Forza, Fallout, and Psychonauts, alongside fan-favorites like Ori and the Will of the Wisps and Grounded.

How Game Pass Core compares to Xbox Live Gold

Game Pass Core brings the benefits of online console multiplayer from Xbox Live Gold, plus access to a compelling and diverse catalog of high-quality console games that you can play on your Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One console – all at the same great price as Xbox Live Gold.

Xbox Live Gold

Game Pass Core

Play together with online console multiplayer
Games catalog

Two games a month with Games with Gold

Curated catalog of high-quality games

Member deals and discounts of up to 50% off select games
Play select, fully featured games with Free Play Days



Previously an Xbox Live Gold member?

Xbox Live Gold members automatically get Game Pass Core.

If you previously had Xbox Live Gold, you don't need to change anything. You will continue getting the benefits of online console multiplayer, plus if you have an Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One console you’ll get access to a curated catalog of high-quality console games at no extra cost. Your membership will continue to renew at the monthly price as Game Pass Core. You can manage your membership at account.microsoft.com.

Enjoy access to the Game Pass Core catalog until your membership is canceled/expires or any of the games leave the Game Pass Core catalog.

Games with Gold has been discontinued, but you will still be able to access any games you redeemed in the past through Games with Gold as long as you are a current Game Pass Core or Game Pass Ultimate member.


A selection of games available with Xbox Game Pass including Senua's Saga: Hellblade II, Star Wars Jedi Survivor, and Diablo IV.

Upgrade to Ultimate

Upgrade to Game Pass Ultimate to play new games on day one and enjoy hundreds of high-quality games with friends. With games added all the time, there’s always something new to play.

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