Xbox Game Pass for PC Leaves Beta Next Week, Subscription Fee Will Be Doubled
Xbox Game Pass for PC will be available for $9.99 per month as of next week as it leaves the beta phase.
Over a year after launching Xbox Game Pass on PC, the service will finally leave the beta phase on Windows 10 next week, which means the subscription fee will increase to $9.99 per month, equal to the monthly price of the service’s console version.
Xbox Game Pass for PC has been evolving at a great pace similar to the service’s console version. Lacking some features on PC forced Microsoft to run the service in the Beta phase for the first year, however, as of next week, Game Pass will be available as a full and complete service on Windows 10. It will also cost $9.99 per month instead of the previous fee which was $4.99 per month. That being said, you can still renew your subscription for $4.99 until the next week.
We're retiring the introductory price on the 17th, but if you're already a member, you'll pay the same rate through the next billing cycle. look out for a notification on the 17th to get more details
— Xbox Game Pass For PC (@XboxGamePassPC) September 9, 2020
Xbox Game Pass is surely a life savior for many Xbox and PC players all over the world. Bringing over 100 games for only $9.99 per month means a lot to gamers and that’s why the service has reached unexpected popularity among the Xbox Ecosystem users. The service was first launched on Xbox One with some brilliant triple-A titles while adding more games into the library, including all the products from first-party developers at launch.
With the service growing over the following months and years, Microsoft has decided to bring it over to PC while announcing a new subscription plan, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, for those who would like to use the service on both platforms while getting an Xbox Live Gold subscription as well. Microsoft then continued evolving the Ultimate version of the service by adding new features such as xCloud subscription.
Recently, it was officially revealed that Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will be able to get all the games available via EA Play with no additional cost on both Xbox One and PC.