Today during the Xbox E3 2018 Press Conference, engineering executive Ashley Speicher made some big announcements about Xbox Game Pass. In addition to getting access to over 100 games a month for a monthly fee of $9.99, there will be a new feature that will have gamers playing more quickly when they download games.
“Fast Start” will allow players to start games twice as fast by using a machine learning technique that looks at how they play titles and figures out the necessary parts of games to download first to decrease time spent waiting. Basically, it’s going to be a faster download. It will be available for select games during Xbox One’s June update. Select games will also be available in 4K for Xbox One X.
In addition to this new feature, every month, new games will be available the same day as their global release, and Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be coming this year. Players will also be happy to know that The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, Tom Clancy’s The Division, and Fallout 4 are available for Xbox Game Pass today.
You can check out a Game Preview Trailer featuring some of the titles available through Xbox Game Pass below, and if you head over there right now, you can start a fourteen-day trial or your first month for only $1.
If you missed Microsoft’s press conference, you can check out this announcement and more by clicking here for a recording of the entire thing, and trust me, a lot was revealed.