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In what is sure to get fans of old school Xbox titles excited, Microsoft has today announced plans to roll out a Netflix-style pass which allows users to access a variety of games from the 360 and One libraries.

A similar system is already in place for PlayStation gamers with the PlayStation Now service, now Xbox is following suit. Publishers that have signed up for the service so far include 2K, 505 Games, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Capcom, Codemasters, Deep Silver, Focus Home Interactive, Sega, SNK Corporation, THQ Nordic GmbH, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and Microsoft Studios. That means games from the Resident Evil, NBA, and Halo franchises should all be available to play.

“Xbox Game Pass will only be available on Xbox One and Windows 10 devices,” Microsoft wrote in a statement. “While some Xbox 360 backwards compatible games will be included in Xbox Game Pass, those titles will not be available on the Xbox 360 console via your subscription.”

What makes the scheme even better is the fact there are no set download limits. Users can take as many titles as their hard drive space allows.

A limited, preview program for the service will be trialed today, with a wider rollout earmarked for spring. Be sure to stay posted for further information as it emerges.

In other news, here’s a best look yet at the resurrected Nokia 3310.

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