Xbox Game Pass 'Family Plan' Begins Public Testing

If you've been waiting for an Xbox Game Pass Family Plan, today's the day! Well, kind of. Microsoft has begun rolling out the plan to Xbox Insiders in Colombia and Ireland for now, and has provided a bunch of details about what to expect.

According to Xbox Wire, this plan will allow up to four people to share their Xbox Game Pass Ultimate benefits, with seemingly no restrictions on whether you add friends or family members (or a combination of both).

There's no word on a price yet (update: it's €21.99 per-month in Ireland during the preview phase), but based on this wording, we're assuming it could be around $25 per-month in the US:

"Joining the Game Pass – Insider Preview will convert the time remaining on your membership to time in the new plan, based upon the monetary value of the old membership. For example, a full month of Ultimate will be converted to 18 days of membership for this plan. This way you won’t lose any of the remaining value on your existing subscription upon conversion. Conversion is final, and users must wait for their new membership to expire before returning to a previous membership."

The only other details we've got at the moment is that, during the Xbox Insider preview plan at least, the conversion is not available for joined group members, so anyone who joins an existing Family Plan either has to wait for their existing Game Pass membership to expire, or just cancel it. People who join your Family Plan also have to be in the same country as you, but again, there's no word yet on whether that'll change when it's available to everyone.

Still quite a few unknowns for now, then, but it's great to see the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Family Plan finally starting to be rolled out to Xbox Insiders. Hopefully it'll roll out to more countries soon, and we'll let you know when it does.

"This makes it even easier to play the best Game Pass games with friends and family across console, PC, and cloud by enabling you to add up to four people to your subscription, all with their own unique access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate games, content, and benefits."

Excited for this? Have you got into the preview? Let us know in the comments below.