Microsoft is testing a way to share Game Pass with family, Blizzard isn’t interested in another Overwatch 2 beta and the future Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tracks may have been discovered early.
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Microsoft has begun testing an Xbox Game Pass family plan in two countries, which will allow users to share their subscription with other people. Available in Colombia and Ireland, subscribers can add up to four people in their country to their membership. Current pricing for Game Pass comes in at $10 for either the PC or console version, while the $15 Xbox Game Pass Ultimate tier adds a number of other expansive options for play. This isn’t confirmed but lets say the family plan is $25 a month and you get 3 friends and your lame little brother to join you, that's $5 a person.
Blizzard has confirmed Overwatch 2 will not receive a third beta prior to the game's launch. The news comes via tweets from Overwatch commercial leader Jon Spector. Instead of running another beta, the team will be using feedback received from the game's alpha and two public beta tests to focus on "launching the best game possible on Oct. 4," Spector writes. Overwatch 2, which will replace the original Overwatch upon release, will be free-to-play and won't include loot boxes. It will instead allow players to purchase cosmetics directly, and will also introduce a battle pass into Blizzard's FPS for the first time.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe placeholder music files have been discovered following the latest update which could be hinting at the future Booster Course Pass DLC circuits. The tracks possibly heading to MK8D are London Loop from Mario Kart Tour, Peach Gardens from DS, and Boo Lake/Broken Pier from Game Boy Advance just to name a few.
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