Xbox Game Pass for PC is incredible value, and you can get it right now for R15

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Microsoft’s press conference was…well, it was okay. For all the hype and bluster, what Microsoft ended up showing was several rungs down the ladder than we expected. Even their next-gen console reveal was underwhelming, effectively parroting what we already knew about the next generation console coming from Sony. They seem to almost be the same system when it comes to hardware, with focuses on reduced load times, higher refresh rates and resolutions.

Even the games that were announced were either wholly expected, or just not particularly exciting. Other than Keanu. Keanu ruled. If there’s one other thing that tickled me though, it was the announcement of Game Pass for PC. Microsoft’s Game Pass is the existing service on console that allows subscribers to download and play any game from a library of hundreds of games. It’s exceptionally good value, especially because it comes with Microsoft’s first party games included on their date of release.

It’s now available on PC, but it brings with it many more games – including games like Metro Exodus, Void Bastards and Hollow Knight all in a monthly fee of around R150 per month. If you already have an Xbox and want to bundle it up with Xbox Live and Xbox Game Pass there’s an “ultimate” subscription that costs just R199. That’s insane value. Even better? It’s available right now for a 30-day trial, for just R15. Even better than that? As an introductory offer, it’ll add to your existing Xbox Live or Game Pass subscription and convert it to Ultimate. That means if you have 3 years of stacked Xbox Live, you can convert it to 3 years of Game Pass Ultimate right now for just R15. Do it.

As a word of warning though, it looks like the service is a little hobbled in SA. There are only 63 titles available on Game Pass for Pc locally, compared to 109 in the US. With the Xbox One and the Windows store though, you’re able to change your regions. We’re doing some testing to see if you can change Game Pass for PC regions easily.

You will need to have the Windows 10 May 1903 Update to make use of Game Pass on PC, because everything runs through the new Xbox App on Windows 10. Here’s the list of games that are available on Game Pass for Pc right now:

  • ABZU
  • ACA NEOGEO METAL SLUG X
  • Antiquia Lost
  • ARK: Survival Evolved
  • Astroneer
  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar
  • Battle Chef Brigade Deluxe
  • Battlefleet Gothic: Armada
  • Bomber Crew
  • Bridge Constructor Portal
  • Broforce
  • Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons
  • Book of Demons
  • Clustertruck
  • Crackdown 3
  • Crosscode
  • Die for Valhalla!
  • Disneyland Adventures
  • Everspace
  • Fez
  • Football Manager 2019
  • Full Metal Furies
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for Windows 10
  • Gears of War 4
  • Guacamelee 2
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Halo: Spartan Strike
  • Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
  • Halo Wars 2: Standard Edition
  • Hatoful Boyfriend
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Hello Neighbor
  • Hollow Knight
  • Hotline Miami
  • Imperator: Rome
  • Into The Breach
  • Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE
  • Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
  • Metro Exodus
  • Mindzone
  • Moonlighter
  • MudRunner
  • Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
  • Neon Chrome
  • Old Man’s Journey
  • Operencia: The Stolen Sun
  • Opus Mangum
  • Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
  • Orwell: Keeping an Eye on You
  • Oxenfree
  • Pony Island (Daniel Mullins Games)
  • ReCore
  • Rise of Nations: Extended Edition
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure
  • Ruiner
  • Samorost 3
  • Sea of Thieves: Anniversary Edition
  • Shenmue I & II
  • Silence – The Whispered World 2
  • Sinner for Windows 10
  • Slay The Spire
  • Shoot n Merge 2048
  • Smoke and Sacrifice
  • Snake Pass
  • State of Decay 2
  • Stealth Inc 2
  • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Super Lucky’s Tale
  • SUPERHOT – Windows 10
  • Supermarket Shriek
  • Surviving Mars – First Colony Edition
  • Riverbond
  • Tacoma
  • Titan Quest Anniversary Edition
  • The Banner Saga
  • The Banner Saga 2
  • The Banner Saga 3
  • The Flame In The Flood
  • The Gardens Between
  • The Last Door: Season 2 Collector’s Edition
  • The Messenger
  • The Stillness of the Wind
  • The Surge
  • The Turing Test
  • Thimbleweed Park
  • Thumper
  • Tyranny Gold Edition
  • Valkyria Chronicles
  • Vampyr
  • Void Bastards
  • Wandersong
  • Wargroove
  • Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut
  • West Of Loathing
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • We Happy Few
  • Wizard of Legend
  • Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection

On top of that, there are other games that will be headed to Game Pass for PC soon including:

  • Age Of Empires: Definitive Edition
  • Age Of Empires II: Definitive Edition
  • Age Of Empires III: Definitive Edition
  • Battletoads
  • Bleeding Edge
  • Gears 5
  • Gears Tactics
  • Halo Infinite
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Minecraft Dungeons
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Wasteland 3

For R150 a month? That’s madness. At least when the local retail industry crumbles around us,m we’ll still be able to play games on the cheap, eh?

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Last Updated: June 10, 2019

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