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Xbox Game Pass Price Increase Announced: What You Need to Know

By Mazen (Mithrie) Turkmani
Published: July 10, 2024 at 7:11 PM BST

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đŸ“ē Warhammer 40K Space Marine 2 Goes Gold

Warhammer 40K Space Marine 2 will be releasing on September 9, 2024. The highly anticipated sequel has officially gone gold, signaling that the game is ready for production. This milestone means that the final version of the game is complete and ready to be distributed. Fans of the Warhammer 40K franchise can look forward to an action-packed experience, continuing the saga of the Space Marines in their battle against the forces of Chaos.

If you haven't played a Warhammer 40K game before, now is a great time to dive into this rich, immersive universe. Check out the official gameplay overview trailer to get a sneak peek of what awaits you in Space Marine 2. The game promises to deliver intense combat, stunning visuals, and an engaging storyline that will captivate both new players and long-time fans of the series. Stay tuned for its release and prepare for an epic journey in the grim darkness of the far future.

đŸ“ē Sonic RPG Speculation

The Sonic Team's Head wants to create a new Sonic RPG. In a recent interview with Good Vibes Gaming, the head of the Sonic Team expressed his desire to develop a new Sonic RPG. It's been over 30 years since the last Sonic RPG was released, and fans have been eagerly waiting for a return to this genre. Although there are currently no concrete plans to develop a new Sonic RPG, the interest from the Sonic Team's leadership is promising.

For those who grew up with Sonic, the possibility of a new RPG is exciting news. The potential for a game that combines Sonic's speed and platforming with RPG elements could bring a fresh and innovative experience to the series. While we wait for any official announcements, you can revisit some classic Sonic titles and speculate on what a new RPG might entail. For more insights from the interview, watch Good Vibes Gaming's video.

đŸ“ē Xbox Game Pass Price Increase

Xbox Game Pass is undergoing major changes with a price increase and a new tier without day-one games. Microsoft has announced that the price of Xbox Game Pass will be increasing across all tiers. In addition to this price hike, a new standard tier will be introduced, which will not include day-one releases. This change aims to push users towards the Ultimate Edition, which includes PC Game Pass, Xbox Game Pass, Cloud streaming, and day-one releases.

This decision has sparked discussions among gamers about the value of Xbox Game Pass and its offerings. The Ultimate Edition, while more expensive, provides a comprehensive gaming experience with access to a vast library of games and new releases. For those who primarily play on one platform or don't prioritize day-one access, the new standard tier might be a more cost-effective option. Learn more about these changes from Windows Central's article.

The introduction of these changes also raises questions about the availability of major titles, such as Call of Duty Black Ops 6, on Xbox Game Pass. With the increasing costs, gamers are weighing their options and considering how best to access their favorite games. For those who are passionate about the Call of Duty series, the gameplay reveal trailer offers a glimpse of what to expect from Black Ops 6.

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