Xbox Game Pass Core Tests Begin, Replacing Xbox Live Gold

Microsoft will be rolling out Xbox Game Pass Core to Xbox insiders this week. That means beta testers who currently subscribe to Xbox Live Gold will start seeing the new program a month early, with access to a selection of games like Doom Eternal.

Specifically, Xbox insiders in the Alpha and Alpha Skip-Ahead rings will gain access this week to Xbox Game Pass Core, according to Microsoft. The full library of games for the new service won’t be available yet. That said, certain titles like Pyschonauts 2 and State of Decay 2 will be accessible.

Last month, Microsoft revealed that Xbox Live Gold would be phased out in favor of Xbox Game Pass Core. The new service officially launches September 14. It costs the same amount as Gold and subscribers will automatically transfer over to the new plan. Xbox Game Pass Core will be needed, like Live is, for access to online multiplayer.

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