Christmas is still a few weeks away but an apparent glitch with Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription could mean an early present for subscribers. First noticed by Reddit user Scroll_Bar, an option popped up Saturday morning that allowed a five cents a day option.
That means that as of now, you are able to select a plan that will cost you right around $18 per year. Considering the base monthly subscription comes out to $16.03 per month, that’s a massive deal.
The other subscription choices for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate are sporting their normal price. That’s the first sign this is likely some kind of glitch.
It doesn’t appear the choice is about a Cyber Week type deal. If it is, it’s the best deal you’re going to find anywhere.
Of course, that doesn’t explain why it says right on the tab, “save 89 percent.” Is it possible this is some kind of deal being offered to the eagle-eyed who were quick to snap it up?
The most obvious explanation is that someone messed up some language in the code. If that is the case, it’s taken a while for Microsoft to catch the error.
The price first popped up in the wee hours of the morning and was still on offer as the sun rose over the country. For now, Microsoft hasn’t weighed in on the pricing structure.
This is the second time this week Xbox Game Pass has been making headlines. Earlier this week, Phil Spencer’s comments on Control had people thinking the game was coming to the service.
Hours after the buzz started, Remedy squashed the excitement. So just when will Microsoft come riding in and crush this dream?
For now, people can sign up for the daily plan and save around $170 per year while using Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
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