Phil Spencer just announced Xbox Game Pass.
Phil Spencer just detailed something big coming to Xbox as a platform this Spring. Xbox Game Pass will bring more than 100 Xbox One and 360 games to Xbox One and Windows 10 through a subscription service. Unlike PlayStation Now that relies on streaming, Xbox Game Pass will let you download the complete game to your Xbox One to experience. You will be able to purchase an Xbox Game Pass for use when your subscription expires with a 20% discount on the base game and 10% discount on add ons. Unlike Games with Gold, you lose access to your games once Xbox Game Pass subscription expires.
Phil mentions a few of the partners for the service including 2K, Bandai Namco Entertainment, and 505 games. This service will require an Xbox Gold subscription for multiplayer though. This means if you want to play Halo 5 from Xbox Game Pass online, you will need a valid Xbox Gold subscription and a valid Xbox Game Pass subscription.
Xbox Game Pass is set to launch in 27 Xbox markets this Spring. It will cost £7.99 a month. Check out the website here.