Microsoft has announced that it will be canceling the $1 Xbox Game Pass trial program in anticipation for the upcoming game Starfield. The decision was made in order to focus attention and resources towards the development of the game.
The Xbox Game Pass trial subscription was launched in March, providing players with over 100 games to play for the first month, all for only $1. The trial was extended until June and offered three months of content instead of one. After the news was announced, many speculated that the trial would be extended past June due to the high demand for the service. However, Microsoft revealed in a statement that they would be ending the trial in order to focus on the development of Starfield and other games.
Starfield is a highly-anticipated game by Microsoft’s in-house studio, Bethesda. While the game is still in development, little is known about its specifics. It is expected to be a space-based game with RPG elements and a unique story. Microsoft has kept all details about the game tightly-guarded, but the game is expected to be released sometime in 2021.
Fans of the Xbox Game Pass trial won’t be able to start their adventure when the game arrives, but Microsoft has announced plans to offer a free trial of the game when it’s released. This free trial will likely last for a few weeks and will give gamers an opportunity to try it out before committing to a full purchase.
As disappointing as it is to cancel the $1 Xbox Game Pass trial, it is understandable that the company needs to focus more resources on the development of their upcoming games. The cancellation also gives the developers more time to focus on the game’s features, ensuring a more polished and enjoyable experience when the game finally releases.