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E3 2019 | Xbox Game Pass Ultimate offers over 100 console and PC games including Xbox Live Gold for just US$15 a month

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gets you more than 100 console and PC games for just US$15. (Source: Microsoft)
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gets you more than 100 console and PC games for just US$15. (Source: Microsoft)
Microsoft announced a new Xbox Game Pass for PC at its E3 2019 keynote that offers curated games for PC gamers for just US$10 a month. The company also announced a new Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription that brings together Game Pass for console, Xbox Live Gold, and Game Pass for PC for a combined price of just US$15.

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Microsoft put up a great show at E3 2019 that included previews of close to 60 games, reveal of the next-gen Xbox Project Scarlett, Project xCloud, and the Elite Series 2 controller not to mention the appearance of Keanu Reeves on stage for the reveal of Cyberpunk 2077 starring him. Much to the delight of fans, Microsoft also announced the Xbox Game Pass for PC and Game Pass Ultimate for just US$10 and US$15 a month respectively.

Microsoft is pricing the PC-only game pass for US$5 a month (during the beta period, US$10 after that; first month at US$1) with plans to offer more than 100 PC games by August this year. Game Pass PC is for those who do not play Xbox console games and Microsoft said that the catalog for Game Pass PC will be curated separately in collaboration with the PC community. Xbox Game Pass for PC will bring previously Xbox One-exclusive titles such as Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, Forza Horizon 4, and Halo: The Master Chief Collection along with upcoming titles such as Gears 5 and Ori and the Will of the Wisps for PC gamers.

Earlier available only to Xbox Insiders, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate now offers a combined subscription for Xbox One games and Xbox Live Gold with a Game Pass for PC being thrown in for free at just US$15, with the first month pricing at just US$1. Here's a summary of the different subscription plans on the offing —

  • Xbox Game Pass for PC — US$9.99 per month for more than 100 PC games.
  • Xbox Game Pass Console Games — US$9.99 per month for more than 100 console games.
  • Xbox Live Gold — US$9.99 per month for multiplayer.
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate — US$14.99 per month that includes all the above three.

Gamers can purchase the new Game Pass for PC and Game Pass Ultimate at Xbox.com right away. Do note that the Xbox Game Pass for PC requires downloading a new Xbox Beta app from Microsoft.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2019-06-10 (Update: 2019-06-10)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.