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Xbox Game Pass had a banner year in 2019

Xbox Game Pass has really hit its stride. Microsoft’s video game subscription service delivered tremendous value in 2019 with day-one games like Gears 5 and The Outer Worlds, as well as a regular supply of new-ish games like Devil May Cry 5 and indie hits like Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

I have long been a Microsoft skeptic. The Xbox Game Pass has positively changed my view of the Xbox as a gaming platform. It’s now a legitimate contender as the Netflix of gaming – if only it can manage to grow its subscriber base large enough to claim such a mantle.

The service gained even more value when Microsoft launched Game Pass for PC and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. With Ultimate, you no longer have to worry about subscribing to Xbox Live Gold separately – and you still get the benefits of Games with Gold – plus you get a catalog of games for both Xbox One and PC.

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Cliff joined me recently on Game Freaks 365 Radio to talk about Xbox Game Pass. Listen to our conversation below!