Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can now get 75 free days of the anime streaming service Crunchyroll, specifically Crunchyroll Premium. The company was bought out by the Sony-owned Funimation, so it’s interesting to see these intersections still happening between Sony and Microsoft.
Microsoft announced recently that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate users will get free access to 75 days of Crunchyroll Premium. Thereafter, users will need to renew their subscription. As many already know, Crunchyroll is currently the primary streaming service for anime. The company was bought out by Funimation, though Sony has yet to detail their own plans for the subscription-based service. Meanwhile, Xbox have happily shared their own plans now.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen an intersection happen between Sony and Microsoft, as both Deathloop and Ghostwire Tokyo remain timed PS5 exclusives despite Xbox’s acquisition of Zenimax Media and Bethesda (including their subsidiary studios and games). However, that is seemingly changing with the releases of both Redfall and Starfield in 2022, which will be exclusive to Xbox consoles. After a year, Xbox users will also be able to enjoy Deathloop and Ghostwire Tokyo.
The addition of free access to Crunchyroll Premium certainly makes Xbox Game Pass a lot more enticing if it wasn’t already. Apart from getting access to hundreds of games at a monthly cost (including new releases), Xbox Game Pass is now offering other forms of entertainment outside of gaming and it’s great. Several popular anime shows are available on the service, including Dragon Ball Super, Demon Slayer, Attack on Titan, One Piece, Violet Evergarden, Jujutsu Kaisen and much more.
This offer is currently for a limited time only before it ends on 8 February 2022, so make sure you grab this perk before it’s too late.