Xbox Game Pass Rebranded, Drops Xbox in the Name

Xbox Game Pass Rebranded, Drops Xbox in the Name - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 August 2020 / 963 Views

Microsoft has apparently rebranded their monthly subscription Netlix-like service, Xbox Game Pass.

They have dropped "Xbox" in the logo on the official Twitter accounts. The new logo for the main account displays the text "Game Pass," while the account for the PC version has a new logo with "Game Pass for PC" text.

Game Pass is currently available on the Xbox One and PC. It will be available on mobile platforms soon through its xCloud service and on the Xbox Series X when the console launches. 

Microsoft dropping "Xbox" in the Game Pass branding could be to help make it more distinct and separate from the Xbox consoles. 

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JWeinCom (on 02 August 2020)

Eh... I get why they'd do that since they want it to be clear that Game Pass is not limited to XBox consoles, but "Game Pass" on its own sounds so bland.

Azzanation (on 03 August 2020)

Well if they Trade Mark Game Pass, my guess is no one else can use the term Game Pass in the future.

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Cueil (on 03 August 2020)

over blown news... pony's going hard on this and everyone else points out that every company does this

Srex117 (on 03 August 2020)

Wow MS removed Xbox from everything. Only Xbox Live (Gold) left and even that will be changed soon to just Game Pass Ultimate.

Mr Puggsly (on 02 August 2020)

I supposed that could encourage more PC users to try it. But at this point I think they've already stressed Xbox isn't just a console anymore.