Xbox Live Gold unlocks online multiplayer and more
Xbox One’s chief subscription service works much in the same way as it did in the 360 era. Xbox Live Gold grants you with the ability to play multiplayer-centric games like Call of Duty and Halo online against others, but you also receive free games – two for Xbox One and two for Xbox 360. All four can be played on the Xbox One and they’re yours to keep forever once downloaded.
A rotating library of 100 titles with Xbox Game Pass
Xbox Game Pass is another subscription that makes it easier for players to access games they otherwise mightn’t check out, opening up a whole world of choice with a rotating library of 100 games playable at any one time. In a similar manner to Netflix, games move in and out of the Xbox Game Pass selection. A major boon to Xbox Game Pass is that first-party titles arrive on day one.