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How Xbox Game Pass makes gaming affordable

Play Forza Horizon 4 and other Xbox exclusives with a 14-day free trial
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From racing simulators to high-octane shooters, the gaming world is vast, and new titles are hitting the marketplace each week. But, no matter which genre you're into, one thing remains the same across the board: gaming is expensive.

With many new games retailing for upwards of $60, getting a game at launch can be a big investment—and that's before you pay for a season pass or any downloadable content. What's more, you're not even guaranteed to like the game once you buy it, making that $60 purchase feel like a major roll of the dice. For those of us wishing there was a more affordable way to game, Xbox Game Pass might be the answer.

In case you missed it, Xbox Game Pass gives members unlimited access to more than 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games on Xbox One for a single monthly price. New games are added to its roster each month, and if you find a game you like, you can get it for up to 20% off while it's in the catalogue (they're also offering a free trial you can get here).

Arguably one of Xbox Game Pass' biggest perks is the fact that you can play new Xbox exclusives the day they launch. That means you can fire up blockbuster titles, like Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2, right at release and without paying extra. With memberships running for only $9.99 a month, Xbox Game Pass lets you play triple-A games and other hits for a fraction of what it would cost to buy them all.

The newest Xbox exclusive to hit the Game Pass catalogue is Forza Horizon 4, a major player in the racing/driving genre. Featuring dynamic weather and seasons that change in a shared open world, Forza Horizon 4 lets you and your friends race, stunt, create and explore your way through an immersive historic Britain with more than 450 cars to collect.

You can play Forza Horizon 4, as well as the host of other games currently populating Xbox Game Pass' catalogue today with a 14-day free trial here.

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