A few days ago, those responsible at Microsoft announced that the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on Xbox consoles would be expanded to include the EA Play catalog on November 10th – at no additional cost. The PC subscription will then be expanded in December.
Almost a month ago, those responsible at Microsoft finally let the info bomb burst: The two Xbox Series generation consoles will be released on November 10thThe high-performance X version will cost 499 euros and the S version for bargain hunters will cost 299 euros. Furthermore, the company announced that it wants to expand the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Of the Acquisition of Zenimax and Bethesda will ensure this in the future as well as a deal that Microsoft was able to close with Electronic Arts.
What the latter deal looks like in concrete terms was revealed recently new article on the Xbox website:
- EA Play starts as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on November 10th on Xbox consoles, including Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X (buy now ).
- From December can Members with an Ultimate or PC subscription can download games from the EA Play library and also play them on Windows 10 PC.
- The simple Game Pass for the PC left beta status on September 17th and has cost 9.99 euros a month since then.
- The Game Pass Ultimate is slightly more expensive (12.99 euros) and includes the Game Pass for the Xbox consoles and the PC, the Xbox Live Gold service and the xCloud functionality.
- EA Play is Electronic Arts' "small subscription" that normally costs 3.99 a month or 24.99 a year and gives you one Selection of older EA titles provides you with limited access to new games and provides you with discounts. The big subscription "EA Play Pro", which also gives unlimited access to new releases, will not end up in the Xbox Game Pass.
Microsoft is serious and shows once again that the focus is on strengthening the Xbox Game Pass. With the EA Play catalog and the Bethesda games that are gradually being added, the Game Pass will develop into the game subscription that is most comparable to Netflix and Co. and that will probably not appeal to the fewest gamers who have an Xbox or / and having a PC at home will do without. Or do you see it differently?
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