The new initiative applies to all Microsoft Studios games in the future, which has whet the appetite for more Xbox One exclusives.
With Microsoft already hyping this year’s E3 gaming expo, fans will be hoping that Halo 6, Forza Horizon 4, Fable 4 and Gears of War 5 are announced.
Microsoft has already teased the return of these franchises, so the sooner they’re released, the better.
“Today, we’re excited to announce plans for a major expansion to Xbox Game Pass that underscores our commitment to deliver our fans the ultimate gaming subscription service,” reads a Microsoft blog post.
“Moving forward, we plan to release all new Xbox One exclusive games from Microsoft Studios into Xbox Game Pass on the same date as their global release.
“This means that when Sea of Thieves launches on March 20, it will be included in Xbox Game Pass to all members.”
The post continues by specifically mentioning Halo, Forza and Gears of War, which suggests there’s something in the works.
The post continues: “This plan to bring new games timed with their global release into Xbox Game Pass not only includes announced titles like Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2 and Crackdown 3 but future unannounced games from Microsoft Studios including new iterations of our biggest Xbox One exclusive franchises such as Halo, Forza and Gears of War, on the same day they launch.”
It would improve on the current Xbox Games Pass lineup, which leans heavily on older titles.
For just £7.99 a month, Xbox Games Pass gives subscribers unlimited access to more than 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles.
Headline titles include Gears of War 4, Halo 5, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain and Mad Max.
Each month, Xbox Game Pass will add a new set of games to the catalogue, much in the same way Xbox One Backwards Compatibility titles are added.
New subscribers can try the service for free as part of Microsoft’s two week trial.