Xbox All Access financing returns with Project Scarlett upgrade option

Xbox All Access returns for US, UK, and Australia with Scarlett upgrade offer

Xbox All Access promotion is back with option to upgrade to Project Scarlett

Pricing starts at $19.99 / £17.99 / AU$27 for the All Digital Edition bundle - and given Xbox Games Pass costs half that amount in each territory, it's clear you're getting a decent saving over a two-year period with all the aspects involved. The offer is the same as a year ago, only the upgrade option has changed.

Xbox has taken a leaf out of the mobile phone industry's book and launched a price plan in the UK, US and Australia that includes a console plus Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for one monthly fee. The Xbox One X bundle costs $30.99 / £24.99 / AU$38 per month, with 24 months of Xbox Games Pass Ultimate and a Wireless Xbox One controller.

All Access is essentially an easier way to buy an Xbox, paying for it monthly installments until you've paid it off while still using it - no dropping hundreds you might not have all at once. You can get an Xbox One X, One S, or One S Digital if you're in the United Kingdom or US (Australia players have the option to get a One X or One S with Forza Horizon 4 bundles).

Xbox All Access was a curious move for Microsoft when it debuted in the United States earlier in 2019.

The only catch is that you will have to sign a 24-month contract, but the pricing is very reasonable and Xbox will offer you the ability to upgrade to its next-gen machine, Project Scarlett, after its "holiday 2020" launch.

Of course, you will have to qualify for financing approval through Microsoft partners Citizens Bank in the US; Klarna in the US.; and Telstra in Australia.

United Kingdom shoppers can purchase an Xbox All Access subscription through retailers GAME (in-store) or Smyths Toys (in-person and online), while those in Australia will need to use retailer Telstra (in-person and online).

Xbox All Access is set to launch on October 29 in Australia, November 5 in the United Kingdom, and November 18 in the U.S. Note that you'll have to qualify for a credit account with Citizens Bank in the U.S., Klarna in the United Kingdom, and Telstra in Australia.

The offer ends on December 31, 2019.

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