Xbox pulls the $1 game pass globally. The promotional game pass has been very popular, with many players terming the move as anti-consumer.
Polish site XGP revealed that the $1 Xbox Game Pass Ultimate trial has been removed from all countries across the globe.
It is unclear whether the move to remove the $1 Xbox game pass is temporary or permanent. At the moment, the decision ends a package that helped many users to get a month of Xbox Game Pass for only $1.
After the release of a new game, the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate allows users to enjoy quality gameplay for only 1$.
Some users believe the decision was overdue, while others claim that it is a drastic step that points to increased pricing. Xbox is likely to explain the decision and reasons for making this significant change.
Users can still capitalize on a workout as Xbox Live Gold membership is available. The 3-month gold program is affordable at the online store for $25 annually.
Players will have to pay $15 to change their Live Gold package to Ultimate, and new users will pay the same cost.
However, users have been taking advantage of the game pass for years. Users usually purchase Xbox Live Gold, which is affordable, and sign up for Game Pass Ultimate. The strategy upgrades the remaining period of the Live Gold package, converting it to ultimate membership.
Xbox might be looking to recover some of the finances before the finalization of the Activision Blizzard acquisition deal. The company might also look to expand its full-price Xbox Game Pass sales this year.
As Xbox pulls the $1 game pass, Microsoft Inc is also gradually unveiling the Xbox Game package for families and friends. The membership offers five Xbox Game pass ultimate accounts for nearly $25.
Users across the world will wait for the official communication from Microsoft on whether the removal of the $1 Xbox game pass is permanent.