We're fresh off a big weekend of news at the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase where it seemed like 90% of the upcoming Xbox games on show will be included as part of Xbox Game Pass. If that's tempted you to try it out for yourself to see what's already available today, then you can get a three-month membership to the top tier of Microsoft's gaming subscription service, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, for just $1 / £1 - saving you over $40 / £30 off the usual price.
New to this? Well, Xbox Game Pass allows you to play hundreds of games on console (including both Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S) and PC. It features an ever-growing library of games both new and old, many of which are available to play as part of the membership from day one of release, including all major first-party releases from Microsoft such as Halo Infinite, Gears 5 and Forza Horizon 5. Netflix for games is a crude but suitable comparison.
Other benefits to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate include a separate collection of top EA games and demos through EA Play, access to all characters, champions and more in Riot titles such as League of Legends and Xbox Live Gold. With the latter, you get access to online multiplayer, as well as a further selection of free games and discounts each month.
Overall, it's a brilliant all-around bargain that gives you a massive three months of gaming entertainment for just $1 / £1.
Today's best Xbox Game Pass deal
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate:
$44.97 $1 at Microsoft
Save $43.97 – New subscriber to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate? You can save over $40 off your membership and get your first three months for just $1. As well as access to over 100 Xbox games to download and play on console and PC, this top tier also includes EA Play for many more games and Xbox Live Gold for online multiplayer.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate:
£32.97 £1 at Microsoft
Save £31.97 – The very same Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deal is available in the UK, with a three-month subscription discounted to just £1 for new members. You get access to the same library of games and benefits, so best decide where you're going to start from the 100+ titles included as part of the membership.
We've written a number of times about how Xbox Game Pass is one of the best deals in gaming right now due to the sheer number of games you can play through the service for a relatively small monthly fee. It's not just massive AAA releases, too, but a whole host of fun, fascinating and interesting indies are worth trying out. Once you've got your membership set up, our guide to the best Xbox Game Pass games should give you a few ideas for where to start.
Once your three-month discount runs out, be sure to check in with our guide to all the latest Xbox Game Pass deals so you can keep your subscription going for the cheapest price. You won't want to miss out on a whole host of upcoming Game Pass games including Hollow Knight: Silksong, Persona 5 Royal and Redfall.
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James Pickard is a Deals Editor at TechRadar. After many years of scouring the net for the cheapest games and tech for his own personal use, he decided to make it his job to share those bargains with you. James also has over five years of experience covering some of the biggest sales events of the year at Eurogamer and VG247, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day. When not deals hunting, James can be found on the PS5, watching a classic film noir or cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.