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Xbox Game Pass South Africa: Price Hike and New Standard Tier Incoming

South African gamers, buckle up! Microsoft just announced changes to Xbox Game Pass in our region. Here’s the rundown…

Price Increase: As of today, July 10th, 2024, there’s a price hike for new subscribers. This applies to all existing tiers:

  • Game Pass Ultimate: Jumps from ZAR 130 to ZAR 199 (a significant 54.2% increase).
  • Existing Subscribers Protected: Don’t worry if you’re already subscribed! The new price won’t hit you until September 12th, 2024.

Introducing the ‘Standard’ Tier: Microsoft is adding a new, cheaper tier called “Game Pass Standard.” It’ll launch “in the coming months” and cost ZAR 14.99 (estimated price based on USD conversion). However, there’s a catch:

  • No Day-One Releases: Unlike other tiers, Standard won’t include new games on the day they launch. You’ll likely have to wait for them to be added to the library later.

What Does This Mean for You?

The price increase stings, especially for South African gamers. Here’s how to decide:

  • Day-One Games Matter? If you crave access to the latest titles as soon as they drop, stick with Game Pass Ultimate or wait for Standard tier details on game additions.
  • Looking to Save? If budget is tight, Standard might be an option when it launches. Just be prepared to wait for some games.

The price hike is a blow, but the Standard tier offers a potentially cheaper entry point. Ultimately, the choice depends on your gaming habits and budget.

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