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Microsoft launch Xbox Game Pass Ultimate


The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate was announced earlier this year, and gives subscribers access to both the Xbox Game Pass content, and Xbox Live Gold, which allows gamers to play games online, and get a selection of titles for free each month.

During their E3 press conference Microsoft announced that the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is being expanded to encompass PC as well. The PC collection of games will be added for subscribers for no additional cost per month.

The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate combines the game offerings from the collection of 100 titles for consoles, and 100 titles for PC. The games differ over each platform, making this service extremely good value for money if subscribers have access to both.

The PC version of Xbox Game Pass is now in beta, and can be joined for $1 at the time of writing, with the monthly subscription cost being $4.99. While the service is in beta for Windows 10 at the moment, it’s likely that it will leave beta shortly given how much experience with the service Microsoft has from consoles.

A huge plus to PC subscribers is the inclusion of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which is now available for PC for the first time ever. Also included for the pass on PC at launch are: Hello Neighbour, Forza Horizon 4, Sea of Thieves, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, We Happy Few, State of Decay 2, and Ark; Survival Evolved. In addition to Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Gears 5 and Ori and the Will of the Whisps will also come to the subscription service in the future.

With this dedication to the Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft are more than doubling down on their subscription service offerings. While Sony is also working to bring more and more titles to PlayStation Now, Microsoft’s offering is undoubtedly the Netflix of games at the moment. With more and more titles likely to be added to the service in the future, the Xbox Game Pass could even begin to rival the games offered on Google’s upcoming streaming service, Stadia.

Below is a list of all the games coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC today and in the coming weeks:

Available Today

ARK: Survival Evolved
Battle Chasers: Nightwar
Battle Chef Brigade
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada
Bomber Crew
Book of Demons
Bridge Constructor Portal
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Crackdown 3
Die for Valhalla!
Disneyland Adventures
Football Manager 2019
Forza Horizon 4
Full Metal Furies
Gears of War 4
Gears Ultimate
Guacamelee! 2
Halo Wars 2
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
Halo: Spartan Strike
Halo: Spartan Assault
Hatoful Boyfriend
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Hello Neighbor
Hollow Knight
Hotline Miami
Hydro Thunder Hurricane
Imperator: Rome
Into the Breach
Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
Metal Slug X
Metro Exodus
Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
Mutant Year Zero
Neon Chrome
Old Man’s Journey
Operencia: The Stolen Sun
Opus Magnum
Ori & the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
Orwell: Keeping an Eye on You
Pony Island
ReCore: Definitive Edition
Riptide GP: Renegade
Rise of Nations
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Rush: A DisneyPixar Adventure
Samorost 3
Sea of Thieves
Shenmue 1 & 2
Silence – The Whispered World 2
SINNER: Sacrifice for Redemption
Slay the Spire
Smoke and Sacrifice
Snake Pass
Spintires: MudRunner
State of Decay 2
Stealth Inc 2
SteamWorld Dig 2
Sunset Overdrive PC
Super Lucky’s Tale
Supermarket Shriek
Surviving Mars
The Banner Saga
The Banner Saga 2
The Flame in the Flood
The Gardens Between
The Last Door: Season 2
The Messenger
The Stillness of the Wind
The Surge
The Turing Test
Thimbleweed Park
Titan Quest Anniversary Edition
Tyranny – Gold Edition
Valkyria Chronicles
Void Bastards
Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut
We Happy Few
West of Loathing
Wizard of Legend
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Zoo Tycoon

26 more new games are coming to the Game Pass:

Batman: Arkham Knight
Battle Chasers: Nightwar
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
Bridge Constructor Portal
Guacamelee! 2
Hollow Knight
Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition
Metal Slug X
Metro Exodus
Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
Neon Chrome
Old Man’s Journey
Riptide GP: Renegade
Riverbond – Available Day One
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
Shenmue 1&2
Silence – The Whispered World 2
Smoke and Sacrifice
SteamWorld Dig 2
Supermarket Shriek – Available Day One
Thimbleweed Park
The Turing Test
Wizard of Legend

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