Xbox All Access was an incremental price plan, similar to a phone contract, introduced by Microsoft in 2018. It was a program to help reduce upfront costs for the Xbox One S, Xbox One X, or the all digital S variant. When it was brought in, it was only available in the U.S as an interest free finance plan. However, it’s coming back and this time, there are upgrade options.
On the eve of next gen, Microsoft is reintroducing this price plan. For now, you can utilise it to grab one of the current Xbox One family systems. The plan is live on Amazon US and includes a system along with Game Pass Ultimate. The program will also be coming to the UK early next month. The biggest change this time around is that the plan takes next gen into account, and has upgrade options for Project Scarlett.
Aside from an introductory offer exclusive to an X purchase, the upgrade program allows users with any plan to upgrade to Scarlett after 18 months. To do this, you would have to return your “good condition” Xbox One system back to where it was purchased. In return you would upgrade to the Scarlett and keep paying the monthly fee. For the all digital Xbox One S, there is a small upgrade fee.
This is an interesting move for Microsoft. Potentially, it allows a cheaper buy-in price for next gen, whilst selling current Xbox One systems too. Prices start at $20 a month, with more details available here.