Microsoft Readies Xbox Game Pass for PC, First Month Only $1

In 2017, Microsoft announced a new service for console gamers, the Xbox Game Pass. Subscribers would have access to a library of over 100 games from first- and third-party developers, all for $10 per month.

Earlier this year, it announced a new version of the feature: Game Pass Ultimate. With it came the benefit of an Xbox Live Gold subscription for $14.99 per month. Despite Redmond’s push to unify the Xbox and PC platforms, Game Pass remained console-exclusive.

That is, until now. At this year’s E3, Microsoft confirmed the service is now available on PC. Best of all, PC players can subscribe to the service for only $1 for the first month.

While the feature is currently in beta, PC players can expect the same benefits as those on Xbox. That includes a rotating roster of games, access to first-party titles the day they release, and exclusive member discounts and deals. By August, players will have access to over 100 games.

Of course, this includes the likes of Forza Horizon 4 and the timing couldn’t be better with the recently announced LEGO Speed Champions expansion arriving this Thursday.

As mentioned, players can trial the service for only $1 for the first month. Normal pricing begins at $9.99/month, though while the program remains in beta, that price falls to $4.99/month. For those looking to get the best of both worlds, Game Pass Ultimate is also available on PC. Also available for $1 for the first month, and the normal $14.99/month thereafter.

For more information head over to the Xbox Game Pass for PC Beta page.

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