Xbox Game Pass for PC pricing confirmed

Launch titles include Forza Horizon 4, Hellblade and Sea of Thieves

Ahead of tonight’s Xbox E3 briefing, Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Game Pass on PC will cost $4.99/£3.99 per month.

A Microsoft Store page for a beta version of the service went live today, also confirming an introductory offer of $1/£1 for the first month.

Forza Horizon 4, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice and Sea of Thieves Anniversary Edition are among the launch titles, while Gears 5 and Halo: The Master Chief Collection are listed as “coming soon.”

While Xbox Game Pass for PC shares the same name as the subscription service on Xbox One, Xbox head Phil Spencer said last month it’s a new experience designed “specifically for the needs of PC gamers and PC game developers”.

It will offer 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.

Spencer said Microsoft’s working with 75 developers and publishers to bring content to the service. New first party titles from Xbox Game Studios such as The Coalition, Obsidian and inXile will be available through Xbox Game Pass for PC on the day they’re released.

It was also revealed today that Xbox Games Pass for PC will be available as part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription package, which has been quietly launched ahead of tonight’s Xbox conference. Ultimate also includes the Xbox Game Pass console games plan and Xbox Live Gold membership.