Everything you need to know about Xbox All Access
Xbox All Access
The Xbox One S All-Digital plans start at $ 19.99. The Xbox One X plan is $ 30.99 and is eligible to upgrade to Project Scarlett in 12 months if you register before December 31, 2019.
The Xbox All-Access program joins Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate as one of the absolute best values in the console game, and Microsoft has sweetened the deal with an upgrade option when the next generation Xbox, still known as Project Scarlett, launches next year . Here's everything you need to know, including where and when you can sign up.
Which consoles are eligible for Xbox All Access
All three versions of the current crop of Xbox One consoles are eligible: Xbox One X, Xbox One S and Xbox One S All-Digital. You cannot use your existing console; you will need to purchase one through the Xbox All-Access service.
How much does Xbox All Access cost
Depending on which console you choose, the service starts at $ 19.99 per month and you get 24 months of service when you subscribe. Here is a breakdown of the cost per console:
- Xbox One-Access Xbox One X – $ 30.99 per month
- Xbox One-Access Xbox One S – $ 22.99 per month
- Xbox All-Access Xbox One S All-Digital – $ 19.99 per month
The monthly cost includes a payment for the console as well as membership in the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
What you get with Xbox All Access
Basically, Xbox All-Access is a monthly subscription service where you pay for a brand new console and membership to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate combines the services of Xbox Live Gold with the Game Pass game service so you get all the benefits of both in one package. Xbox Game Pass runs $ 14.99 per month without the All-Access package and accounts for $ 360 over the 24-month subscription period.That means you ultimately pay $ 384 for the Xbox One X before the 24-month period ends, which is not the full MSRP for the Xbox One X. According to a Microsoft spokesman: "With Xbox All Access, you own the console and the 24-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership directly upon purchase. "
However, these $ 384 for an Xbox One X depend on your credit rating. If you qualify for 0% APR for 24 months, this is a great deal. In fact, it remains a solid deal as long as your credit is good enough to score you an APR less than 15%. If you can't hit that cut, with interest, anything over 15% in April means you pay more for two years than MSRP for the Xbox One X.
Where to register for Xbox All-Access
This is the most important part of the cake: to actually get registered in the program. Right now, Amazon has a page set to sign up for the Xbox All-Access when it launches here on November 18th.
How can I upgrade to Project Scarlett
The next generation Xbox comes out in just over a year, and if you sign up for Xbox All-Access before December 31, 2019 and buy and Xbox One X, you can upgrade to Project Scarlett after making 12 monthly payments. If you sign up for Xbox One S or Xbox One S All-Digital, you can upgrade after 18 months of payments.
When upgrading to the next Xbox through Xbox All Access, you will need to sign up for another 24 months of service.