Microsoft has announced that it is currently testing a preview of the Game Pass sharing tier in Columbia and Ireland, which is only available to Xbox Insiders. Each new member on the plan would "have their own unique access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate games, content, and benefits," although some sections might be modified based on feedback.
The new option will be more costly than the current top-tier Game Pass Ultimate level, which is $14.99 per month. Microsoft never revealed how much it would be, but said that users may exchange one month of Ultimate for 18 days of the sharing plan, thus the final cost might be between $25 and $30 per month, which is quite reasonable when five individuals are using the same account.
There is no word on when Microsoft might launch the Game Pass family plan (or whatever it ends up being called) as a worldwide rollout. Microsoft said it would have more to share later this year.
Microsoft revealed on the official Windows Insider blog that it is testing a Game Pass widget for Windows 11 among Insiders in the Dev Channel. The widget will show the most recent titles added to the service, as well as titles that are coming soon to the Xbox app.
The Game Pass widget is now available.
The widget's current feature is to enable users to login to their Xbox account and quickly return to previous games, as well as personalized recommendation of titles.
Microsoft states that the Game Pass widget preview is available on the widgets board alongside other widgets that bring weather, sports, and other exciting content closer to you.
Take a look at our "10 tips to get you started" feature if you want to learn a few tips and tricks for Game Pass and discover some of the service's best games.