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Spark teams up with Microsoft to bring Xbox All Access to New Zealand

Kiwi gamers rejoice!! Xbox All Access is now available in our little ol’ country!! Woop woop!

I can’t stress how excited I am for my fellow Xbox gamers and fans in New Zealand. Given how big other gaming platforms are in comparison, this is a huge win for us!

What exactly am I talking about? Well read on.

Spark leads the charge

Spark announced today that it is the exclusive partner for Microsoft’s Xbox All Access program in New Zealand, offering a simple and affordable new way to get the best in gaming with Xbox.

Beginning today, both new and existing Spark customers can join the Xbox All Access program as part of eligible Pay Monthly mobile or broadband plans. With Xbox All Access, customers can choose from Xbox One S or Xbox One X bundles and get 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for only $32 or $39 per month over a 24-month period.

With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, customers get all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold, including online multiplayer, plus access to more than 100 high-quality games on console and PC. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate even includes Xbox Game Studios titles the same day as their global release, so members can immediately jump into the latest from franchises like Halo, Gears of War and Minecraft, including the highly anticipated upcoming Minecraft Dungeons, available for members on May 26.

Joining the line-up of entertainment options Spark customers can already add to their plans, Xbox All Access provides everything you need to start gaming right out of the box and is an affordable way to join the Xbox family and community of gamers around the world.

Matt Bain, Spark’s Marketing Director says Spark is excited to join forces with Xbox to bring Xbox All Access to customers in New Zealand.

“I believe gaming has huge potential as a digital subscription service – we’ve already seen this transformation with movies and music. We’re excited to bring Microsoft’s industry-leading Xbox Game Pass membership to more gamers in New Zealand with Xbox All Access,” Bain said.

“One of the exciting things about this digital evolution is that it enables greater access and choice for households and that’s definitely true for Xbox All Access. It’s ideal for players who want flexibility in their purchasing options, offering great value and an awesome gaming experience with Spark.”

Jeremy Hinton from Microsoft says the company is thrilled to be working with Spark to bring Xbox All Access to New Zealanders, following success in Australia, US and the UK.

“With Xbox All Access we are bringing more choice than ever before to New Zealand. Our partnership with Spark will offer an affordable and convenient way for new and existing Xbox fans to jump into gaming.”

For more details on the Xbox All Access program, please visit

What this means for Gamers in NZ

From what I can understand, this partnership allows for more gamers to enjoy all that Xbox has to offer, particularly the benefits of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, at an accessible and affordable rate.

Microsoft has long been committed to the notion that Gaming is for Everyone, with accessibility and inclusivity being a top priority. Xbox All Access being available in New Zealand means that more people are able to play games and have access to entertainment without the barrier of cost.

I, for one, am so excited to see this partnership unfold and see more of my countrymen taking to Xbox as their go-to gaming platform!

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