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Game Pass Service Gets an Upgrade as Three RPGs are Added to the Service

A number of big games were revealed during Microsoft's E3 conference, but we also have recieved more information on Microsoft's Game Pass, which allows gamers to play a bunch of games for a low monthly subscription. This month the service will get a upgrade with 'Fast Start', which will as the name implies will allow games to start twice as quickly and let players get to playing sooner. The 'Fast Start' will be rolling out this month for select games, and hopefully will become service wide sooner rather than later.

Additionally, starting today three RPGs are getting added to Game Pass. The games are:

Fallout 4 (from our review):

While there are of course caveats, Fallout 4 feels like a solid evolution on the formula Bethesda has been iterating on since 2002's Morrowind. It works, and not once during my time so far have I felt like I've wanted to stop - I've had a feverish addiction that I honestly haven't experienced with a Bethesda title since Oblivion.

Tom Clancy's The Division (for our review):

The RPG genre has been growing drastically more diverse over the course of the past decade, but titles like The Division perhaps best represent just how far this has gone. Tom Clancy's The Division, which the late Tom Clancy had absolutely nothing to do with, isn't quite a third person cover shooter, stuffed so full with RPG elements that it falls more in that genre than shooter. It's also heavily online-leaning yet isn't quite an MMO either, with the world constantly instanced and missions either grouped up for or matchmade via menus.

Elder Scrolls Online: Tamiel Unlimited (from our review of the latest expansion):

The Elder Scrolls Online has come a long way in only four short years. Not only have they revamped the gameplay by implementing content that scales to your level (“One Tamriel”), they’ve also been playing off the nostalgia factor with questlines like the Dark Brotherhood as well as the ability to enjoy old favorites such as the province of Morrowind via the expansion. Now, ZeniMax Online Studios has turned the dial back even further to The Elder Scrolls I: Arena by allowing players to revisit the Summerset Isles in The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset.

Finally, if you get a little tired of RPGs, you can also give Halo: The Master Chief Collection a try starting today, not to mention all the other games already on the service.

Game Pass is typically $9.99 a month, but you can get your first month for only $1 at Microsoft's website, until June 18.

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