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Microsoft has confirmed it will increase the price of Game Pass for PC this month, as the subscription service leaves beta and enters general availability.
From September 17, the service will retire the introductory price of $4.99 / £3.99 per month. From the next billing phase, subscribers will pay to $9.99 / £7.99 – the same as Game Pass for consoles.
Game Pass for PC launched in beta form last year. While it shares the same name as the subscription service on Xbox consoles, Microsoft described the PC version as a new experience designed “specifically for the needs of PC gamers and PC game developers”.
The service offers unlimited access to a library of over 100 PC games on Windows 10, from the likes of Bethesda, Deep Silver, Devolver Digital, Paradox Interactive and Sega, with new titles added every month.
This week Microsoft announced that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC subscribers will get an EA Play membership at no additional cost beginning this holiday season.
Subscribers also get early access trials of most new EA games, including the upcoming FIFA 21, and receive a 10 percent discount on EA digital purchases.
Priced at $14.99/£10.99, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate combines Xbox Live Gold membership with Xbox Game Pass for console and PC.