Microsoft’s fixed-line game delivery service, released in March this year, starts on June 1 of 2017 (North America time).
This is $9.99 per month, and the digital download version of the Xbox One game and the backward-compatible Xbox 360 game that runs on Xbox One can be played. For the time being, there are more than 100 titles and 31 countries, but for now the presence of Japan is undecided.
The service will start from the 24th to the Xbox Live Gold member, starting on June 1, for other members. Immediately after the start, the rights can only be purchased online, but will be available at the store later this year.
It is exemplified as a play title, first Halo 5: Guardians, NBA 2K16, Payday 2 and other blockbuster games. It’s a great adventure of Lego Batman, banjo and Kazooie, Viva! There are games for families to enjoy, such as pinata.
and Mega Man Legacy Collection (Mega Man assortment), retro games such as Streets of Rage (Bare knuckle), Pac-man Championship Edition DX + While there are also remakes, such as the series of BioShock and Gears, Perfect Dark Zero and borderlands.
In addition, Saints Row IV, the Golf Club, Celia, Biohazard 0, XCOM: Enemy Within, Mad Max, Knight squad, etc., the original of the monthly fee is a full lineup that seems to be immediately taken.
A new game will be added every month in these flat-rate catalogs.
The difference between PlayStation Now is that it is “downloading software to the hard disk of the game machine” and that is “streaming data from a dedicated server to the game machine”.
The former “It takes time to download, but it is not affected by the line situation once downloaded once”, the latter “can play immediately, but is susceptible to the line” there are advantages and disadvantages.
To emphasize this difference, the announcement shows that gamers are interruptions to play a fully-recreated game without being bothered by streaming, bandwidth, or connectivity issues.
In addition, game Pass offers you the privilege of purchasing a favorite title at a discounted price. The game is not subject to a flat rate or you can play even after you cancel a flat-rate contract.
With such an inexpensive and rich title, the target country at the start is “Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong S.A.R., Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, etc., we cannot find anywhere in Japan.
These countries are “such” (include) and are not excluded by the Japan by their own means. If you’re a domestic Xbox One user, don’t abandon your wishes and watch it.