Xbox will reportedly triple the number of countries where it offers its All Access subscription payment service this year.
All Access is a smartphone-style payment service which offers an Xbox console and a subscription to Game Pass Ultimate for 24 monthly payments, with no upfront cost. Anyone who has been in the service for over 18 months will be able to upgrade their console to Series X later this year.
Currently All Access is only available in Australia, New Zealand, the US and UK.
“This fall it’s tripling the number of countries,” the publication said, adding that “the company says deals with Walmart Inc. and Target Corp. will help boost sales of All Access.”
Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Series X will launch in November. Microsoft’s second, cheaper next-gen games console, Xbox Series S, was seemingly confirmed this month by leaked controller packaging.
In the UK, VGC has been told that Microsoft has plans to bundle the cheaper Series S consoles into smartphone subscription offers, like operator EE currently does with PlayStation 4.
Microsoft’s Jeff Gattis, GM for platform and devices marketing, said of All Access last year: “Xbox All Access gives players everything they need to start playing, on the latest devices with the latest games. Not only does the purchasing flexibility benefit the customer, but the content and quality of the program does as well.”
He added: “This is a first of its kind program for Xbox, and we’re pleased to be providing new ways for gamers to experience the best value and choice in gaming.”