Microsoft is offering a free Xbox Game Pass subscription to all its members in India. All the existing members will get 8 months free whereas new members will get 7 months free. All of this is due to the Reserve Bank of India’s new mandates regarding recurring payments.
Microsoft has sent emails to the existing members who are eligible for the free 8 months Xbox Game Pass subscription.
Microsoft’s email reads: “The Reserve Bank of India recently added new requirements for processing recurring transactions through the RBI-E mandate, intended to enhance the safety and security of these transactions. We at Microsoft are updating our payment systems to enable recurring payments in accordance with these requirements. In the meantime to help avoid disruption, we have added 8-months of Xbox Game Pass ultimate to your account at no additional charge so you don’t have to worry about making recurring payments during this time and can just enjoy playing games.”
The new subscribers can get 7 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for free when they sign up and pay for the first month on any of the two tiers of the Xbox Game Pass. This offer also applies to existing members who want to renew their subscriptions.
Xbox Game Pass India Subscription Prices
Xbox Game Pass is available in three tiers in India:
- Xbox Game Pass for PC: Rs. 489/month
- Xbox Game Pass for Console: Rs. 489/month
- Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (PC + Console + xCloud): Rs. 699/month
This exciting offer couldn’t come at a more appropriate time. Xbox’s biggest first-party games, Forza Horizon 5 and Halo Infinite will release over the course of the next couple of months in November and December respectively. The Xbox Game Pass subscription service also includes access to EA Play, which includes select EA games as well as early access trials to the company’s new releases like Battlefield 2042.