Xbox Game Pass Now Supports Pre-Loading on Xbox One and Windows 10

Posted on November 13, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Games, Windows 10, Xbox One with 5 Comments

Xbox Game Pass has been growing rapidly in the recent weeks, and especially with a bunch of big new titles coming to the service over the coming weeks, it’s not going to slow down anytime soon.

Although Xbox Game Pass is already a really good service, Microsoft is introducing a much-requested feature to make it even better. The service now supports pre-loading on both Xbox One and Windows 10, allowing users to download a new title before it’s officially available.

So for example, if you pre-order Crackdown 3, you will be able to pre-download and install it on your Xbox One or Windows 10 PC, and play it on February 15, 2019, as soon as it is released.

Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra said on Twitter that Crackdown 3 is the first title to support pre-loading on Xbox Game Pass, and more upcoming titles, like Ori and the Will of the Wisps will probably follow suit.

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Comments (5)

5 responses to “Xbox Game Pass Now Supports Pre-Loading on Xbox One and Windows 10”

  1. Scott8846

    Is there a way to know which titles are available on Windows 10 (i'm guessing in the MS Store)?

    I'm just wondering if XBP could be of any value for someone who don't own an Xbox.

    • coeus89

      In reply to Scott8846:

      If it is on game pass, and is on PC through the windows store, the game pass will apply and you can play for free. They don't easily surface that information in the store though.

      • evox81

        In reply to coeus89:

        For clarification: This is true only for Play Anywhere titles.

        (For example: Quantum Break is available on both XBO and W10. It's also listed as available on Game Pass. But it's not a Play Anywhere title so the Game Pass only applies on Xbox.)

  2. mestiphal

    now they just need to ask developers to update the game core and have it uploaded days in advance, instead of creating a 70GB day-one update

  3. Teresasteele

    Thanks for the information. I have recently got Xbox one and I am really excited to play on it. Yes Xbox game pass is a very good service I have got the subscription of xbox also and will buy some amazing games soon. I have got my subscription from this store press-start. They have some great deals also. Soon going to get some more games.