Microsoft Announced Name Changes For the Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft has announced changes to the Xbox Game Pass. In a couple of posts via Twitter, the announcements were made that the word ‘Xbox’ would be dropped from the title of the subscription service. Going forward, the service will be rebranded simply as Game Pass.

Despite the name change, the word ‘Xbox’ remains in their Twitter account names, at least for the time being. The first post from the Xbox Game Pass Twitter account cited that they’d be “trying out a new look.” A second post from the Xbox Game Pass for PC Twitter account minutes later read: “Same.”

Recently, Microsoft confirmed that the multiplayer mode for Halo Infinite would be free-to-play. An official post via social media confirmed that Halo Infinite would also be able to support 120 FPS on Xbox Series X. The post also teases more details to come. The news follows a post from Smyths Toys website. Now deleted, the post read: “the legendary Halo series returns with the most expansive Master Chief campaign yet and a groundbreaking free-to-play multiplayer experience. Enjoy up to 120 FPS and greatly reduced load times creating seamless gameplay with Xbox Series X.” 

Elsewhere, it was announced that the Definitive Edition of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, would become available on Xbox One from December 4, 2020. The RPG from Square Enix is also available the same day via the Xbox Game Pass, (on both console and PC).

With the announcement of the changes to the Xbox Game Pass service, it’s been a busy few weeks for Microsoft. On July 23, the developers unveiled a bunch of new games as part of the Xbox Games Showcase. New titles expected to release for the Xbox Series X include Halo infinite, State Of Decay 3, Forza Motorsport, Everwild and Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

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