Xbox Games Pass to get instant access to exclusives

Henry Stenhouse spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. You'll find Henry chugging along the news train most days, throwing out features into the wild and finding any excuse possible to talk about esports when he can.

Formerly of the freelance life, Henry held such esteemed (read: imaginary) titles as PC Gamer's go-to CS:GO freelancer, and has been smitten with the competitive shooter life since growing up on the slopes of Dust2.

Henry's experience culminated in his role as AllGamer's premium FPS player, meaning he's won at least a single game of PUBG, we promise. Henry is also a fan of all things Nintendo and strategy, and still can't get over just how good Breath of the Wild is.

If you'd like to send Henry free stuff (he'll take a Vive Pro, thanks) contact him via email at or catch him on Twitter, here.

A huge upgrade.

Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass is getting a huge upgrade which will see Microsoft Studios titles launching at the same time on the online platform.

The Game Pass system costs $9.99 per month and allows users to download games from an online catalogue of over 100 titles. Previously, these were typically old titles, meaning pass owners would need to wait for some time if they wanted access to the most recent releases. The program is now expanding to include all new Xbox One exclusives, which should become available online at the same time as they appear in shops.

Sea of Thieves, Rare’s multiplayer pirate adventure is a clear point of interest here, but State of Decay 2 and Crackdown 3 are two more upcoming games that will be available, along with future releases in the company’s core series like Gears of War.

This is fantastic news for Pass holders, and could even allow those on the fence to try out the service while gaining access to brand new releases using the 14-day free trial on offer.

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