After the official announcement two weeks ago, Xbox Game Pass alpha is closing on April 7. The Xbox Game Pass is a subscription-based service that grants Xbox enthusiasts access to a catalog of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games for $9.99 per month. Right now the service is yet in alpha preview testing available for free to selected Xbox insiders, and this free access it’s closing on April 7.
If you are one of the lucky ones that was invited to try, you’ll now see a message in the Insider Hub telling users that their free preview will end on April 7. The message mentions that Microsoft has gathered data and feedback, and it’s now closing the preview to make the final tweaks and then release to public this spring.
Yet we don’t know when when the Xbox Game Pass will be generally available, but Microsoft has announced that Xbox Live Gold subscriber will be invited to join before the pass goes live to public. The company has also pointed out that Xbox Game Pass won’t replace the Games with Gold program, but online players will still need Gold to continue to play online.