Microsoft officially embraces popular community "lifehack" to save big on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

A while back, Xbox fans discovered that it was possible, making use of Microsoft's current £1 promotion, to significantly reduce the cost of the new Xbox Game Pass Ultimate all-in-one subscription service. And now, rather than attempting to hobble the venture, Microsoft has embraced it, highlighting the steps required to make some juicy savings on its official blog.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate was announced at this year's E3 and combines an Xbox Game Pass subscription with Microsoft's Xbox One online service, Xbox Live Gold - providing a cheaper option for those that had previously subscribed to both separately.

And to get the ball rolling, Microsoft revealed that interested parties could get the first month of Ultimate for £1, rather than the usual £10.99.

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