Microsoft gave official confirmation that it will be increasing the price for its Game Pass for the PC this September as the subscription service is now leaving beta and has entered full general availability.
Starting on September 17, Microsoft’s subscription service will withdraw its introductory rate of $4.99 / £3.99 per month. Starting from their next billing period, subscribers will now have to pay $9.99 / £7.99 which are similar to what Game Pass console subscribers are paying.
ICYMI: we're going into General Availability next week. wanna take this opportunity to thank everyone who gave us feedback (yes, even the ANGRY ALL CAPS kind) throughout the beta. we couldn't have done it without you guys!!!
— Xbox Game Pass For PC (@XboxGamePassPC) September 9, 2020
The PC Game Pass was launched for beta testing last year. Even if the subscription has a similar name as the one in Xbox consoles, Microsoft specified that the PC version is a newly designed experience that caters specifically to the demands of PC game developers as well as PC gamers.
The PC Game Pass subscription service provides unlimited access to more than 100 games on Windows 10 including ones from Deep Silver, Bethesda, Paradox Interactive, Sega, and Devolver Digital. The service also adds a few new games each month.
A few days ago, Microsoft revealed that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate as well as PC subscribers will be getting an EA Play membership with no additional cost starting this holiday season.
EA Play currently hosts more than 60 games such as Titanfall 2, FIFA 2, Anthem, Need for Speed Heat, and a few titles from The Sims, Skate, Mass Effect, and Battlefield franchises. Subscribers will also be getting early access to several new EA games such as FIFA 21 as well as a 10% discount when purchasing EA digital games.
Worth $14.99/£10.99, the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate incorporates Xbox Live Gold membership with the Xbox Game Pass for PC and console.