UK mobile phone network EE is offering a free 12-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription to customers who buy a new 5G Samsung phone.
The deal, which ends on May 13, only covers certain models of Samsung phones and also requires customers to buy a smart plan (a monthly contract) through the EE website.
The phones valid for the deal are:
- Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A52 5G
“Just choose any plan with Smart Benefits on Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra, S20 FE 5G or A52 5G handsets before 13 May to get 12 months’ Xbox Game Pass Ultimate included,” the site’s terms and conditions read.
“We’ll text you 14 days after purchase about your Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and you’ll have 12 months to claim.”
The site also states that if customers already have Game Pass Ultimate, “your subscription will simply move over to your EE bill”, and that anyone who currently has Xbox Live Gold and/or Xbox Game Pass will instead have their account converted to Game Pass Ultimate.
Game Pass launched in June 2017 and has become central to Microsoft’s gaming business, attracting over 18 million subscribers as of January 2021. It offers Xbox and PC players access to over 300 titles, including all first-party games at launch, with a growing number also available on Android devices via the cloud.
April 2021’s Game Pass games include MLB The Show 21, Grand Theft Auto V, Zombie Army 4: Dead War, Disneyland Adventures, Rush: A Disney / Pixar Adventure, NHL 21, Rain on Your Parade, Pathway, Phogs!, Destroy All Humans!, Fable III and Fable Anniversary.
Earlier this week Microsoft started inviting selected Game Pass Ultimate members to a cloud gaming beta for Windows 10 PCs and Apple devices via web browsers.