//Microsoft shortens its Xbox Game Pass trials just before Starfield’s release

Microsoft shortens its Xbox Game Pass trials just before Starfield’s release

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Microsoft has shortened its $1 Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC Game Pass trials to just 14 days instead of a month, just weeks before the release of Starfield. After running for years, the $1 trial for new Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers stopped in March before returning last month after Microsoft adjusted its Xbox Game Pass pricing.

The trials have typically offered new Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC Game Pass subscribers a month’s access to the subscription services for just $1, but Microsoft has now adjusted both this week to move them to just 14 days only weeks ahead of Starfield’s release on September 6th.

Microsoft previously stopped its Xbox Game Pass trials because the company was “evaluating different marketing promotions…

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