Microsoft has announced that Xbox All Access will include an option to upgrade to Project Scarlett when the new console launches in late 2020 (via Polygon).
Currently, Xbox All Access lets a customer purchase an Xbox One for £17.99 for in 24 monthly installments. The Xbox One X, Xbox One S or Xbox One S All-Digital Edition bundles are available and are priced depending on their content. They do all contain one Xbox controller and a 24-month membership to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Once those 24 monthly payments are complete, the customer then owns the console.
Now, Microsoft has said that those who buy an Xbox One with Xbox All Access will be able upgrade to Project Scarlett once the next-generation console launches. The customer will have needed to complete 18 payments prior to the upgrade, and will need to visit the same shop where they bought the current console and its subscription. If the console is in an acceptable condition and the user has a ‘good standing’ with the country-specific financing partner, the customer will be able to swap it for a Project Scarlett with deferred payments.
‘We realize buying a console is an investment and some players are waiting to make the jump to the next generation with Project Scarlett when it launches in Holiday 2020 alongside Halo Infinite,’ Xbox general manager of platform and devices marketing Jeff Gattis said in a post on Xbox Wire. ‘This is why as a limited time offer this holiday season, players in the U.S. and U.K. who purchase an Xbox One X with Xbox All Access through December 31, 2019, have the option to upgrade to the next Xbox console in as few as 12 months and once Project Scarlett has officially launched.’
The Xbox One X has a 12-month upgrade option, the Xbox One S has an 18-month upgrade option, and the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition has an 18-month upgrade option with a £15.00 charge. The offer with Xbox All Access will be live on November 5 in the UK, November 8 in the US, and October 29 in Australia.