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Microsoft announces Xbox Game Pass is launching June 1

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Microsoft will soon start turning its attention to the launch of Project Scorpio, but for now, the focus is on boosting Xbox One sales as much as possible.

With that in mind, a new subscription service announced in February, which promises unlimited access to over 100 games, will officially launch on June 1.

Xbox Game Pass is meant to get more of us playing games regularly on the Xbox One, so in addition to requiring an Xbox One, Game Pass will cost $9.99 per month. In return, you'll gain access to over 100 games from the Xbox One and Xbox 360 game libraries.

Rather than being streamed, each game you opt to play through the service will be downloaded to your Xbox hard drive and can be deleted and re-downloaded as often as you like provided there's an active subscription.

Microsoft is also promising to add new games to the service every month. If you want to buy one of the Game Pass games to keep permanently, expect a healthy discount to be applied to the purchase price.

Until now, we only knew Xbox Game Pass was launching in the spring, but clearly that didn't happen. A short video posted on Facebook starring Danny McBride (watch it above) confirms a June 1 rollout. The subscription service will sit alongside Xbox Live Gold, which itself costs $60 per year (for a limited time, buy a 12-month Xbox Live digital code and get a 3-month Xbox Live digital code for free).

This article originally appeared on PCMag.com.