Xbox testing new subscription plan in Ireland this month
Ireland is one of two countries in the world that the trial is currently active in.
Microsoft has begun testing a family plan version of its Xbox Games Pass, with the test only currently taking place in Ireland and Colombia.
If you have an Xbox Games Pass, you can now add up to four people to your subscription, providing they're also in Ireland.
Tyler Mittleider, a senior technical program manager at Microsoft, made the following announcement:
"Starting today in Colombia and Ireland, Xbox Insiders can begin to preview a plan that allows multiple people to share Game Pass Ultimate benefits.
This makes it even easier to play the best Game Pass games with friends and family across console, PC, and cloud by enabling you to add up to four people to your subscription, all with their own unique access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate games, content, and benefits."
If you already have an existing subscription, you can sign up for the new one, and your existing time in the current plan will be converting to the new plan "based upon the monetary value of the old membership".
For example, if you have a full month of Ultimate Games Pass, which is the necessary pass to play games online, (priced at €12.99 per month), that will be converted into 18 days of the new family plan Games Pass (priced at €21.99 per month).
Once you've signed up for the new plan, you simply head to your Microsoft Account page and either send four invites via email or generate links to share with four of your friends and family.