Xbox Game Pass PC likely included with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
With Xbox Game Pass soon headed to PC, we're seeing several traces of its inclusion under Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
Microsoft recently unveiled Xbox Game Pass for PC, its upcoming Windows 10 subscription packing over 100 titles for a flat monthly fee. Serving a PC counterpart to the established Xbox One service, Xbox Game Pass for PC will launch with support from over 75 publishers and developers, also offering all Xbox-published PC games from launch day. While details are scarce, Microsoft has pledged more information at its E3 2019 briefing on June 9.
While Xbox Game Pass for PC is a separate subscription to the Xbox One service, we're now seeing signs of an imminent merger with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The all-inclusive membership first debuted in April, packing Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass for $15 per month. If the PC service joins the roster for no additional cost, it could mean further savings for multi-platform gamers.
Tailing yesterday's Xbox Game Pass for PC announcement, Thurrott first reported on plans for inclusion under Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Physical promotional cards have since prematurely surfaced, donning a familiar trio of PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Live Gold iconography.
Existing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers see initial traces of the rollout too, via prompts displayed above select Microsoft Store listings. Some Windows 10 titles even appear primed for install with the subscription, potentially laying the foundations for an imminent E3 launch.
Xbox Game Pass for PC is a natural extension of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, adding additional value for those invested in Microsoft's cross-platform Xbox ecosystem. While its existing setup offers month-by-month savings, bundling the three only further bolsters this inclusive package.
In the meantime, Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One is available starting at $10 per month.
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Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.
I just wonder what will happen with XCloud. I'm thinking this will be also included in the overall pack but who knows.
They might ask gamers to pay for that too as another service.