Starting today, many people around the world can access hundreds of Windows games through Microsoft’s subscription service. The company has expanded its PC Game Pass preview program to 40 more countries around the world, bringing the total number of territories to 86. Previously known as Xbox Game Pass for PC, the service includes -access to new releases of Xbox Game Studios from day one. , member-only benefits of Riot Games, an EA Play membership and titles by Bethesda, which officially became part of Xbox in 2021.
Since this is a preview version of the service, interested users must install the Xbox Insider Hub app and sign up to join the Insider Program before they can start playing. They also get special pricing at the beginning — according to the official Game Pass website, membership costs $1 the first month and then $10 a month thereafter.
In addition to the games already available through the service, subscribers will be able to play more titles as Microsoft adds them. An upcoming game is Minecraft Stories, an action-strategy title by Mojang and Blackbird Interactive that will be released on April 18th. And on May 2, Arkane’s open-world vampire shooter Redfall will also go to PC Game Pass when it comes out for Xbox and Windows.
Here are the 40 new countries getting access to PC Game Pass today:
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