Microsoft Game Pass subscription for PC rises from 4 to 10 euros per month

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    XenthorX Ancient Guru

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    Hope it'll include the EA pass then.
     
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    Thanks for the heads-up, time to cancel. Must say that I've left it running for now just to try a game here and there but now that it costs more, I'll only subscribe when I really need it.
     
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    That is even more expensive , its called Game pass ultimate.
     
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    I have ultimate and I'm pretty much delighted with it. In saying that, what I want to know is EA Play Pro will eventually be included or part of an upgrade tier where I can bundle it with ultimate. If so, that's all my EA releases in the future covered in a nice and neat package.
     
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    btw the annual suscription (wich is very very low once converted by month) is no more existing too.
     
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    Canceled, i was too nice for that price. With this price i will actually buy games which i want to play and play them when i want to play them.
     
  8. PrMinisterGR

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    I believe they said that EA Play would be included in Game Pass for PC (there is no Ultimate for PC, unless I'm wrong).
     
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    Yeah it seems that Ultimate is not needed for EA Play on PC.
    https://twitter.com/XboxGamePassPC/status/1303822877544898560
     
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    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    Ah , so there will be just one game pass for PC and 2 for Xbox.
     
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    Game Pass Ultimate is for both PC and Xbox together (handy if you have both an Xbox and a PC). It also includes Xbox Live Gold (which you need to play various games in multiplayer on the Xbox). In addition to that, there is a regular Game Pass for Xbox and a regular Game Pass for PC which are a little bit cheaper individually. Only Game Pass Ultimate includes Xbox Game Streaming (formerly known as Project xCloud).
     
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    M$: "After the addiction-phase worked out quite fine, let's slowly move to the milking-phase, they won't realize it anyway... (hohoho)"
     
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    I've been enjoying gamepass a lot, from Astroneer, to Microsoft Flight simulator, Sea of Thieves,... Gears 5 a bit earlier.
     
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    Along with EA play it's actually very cheap. It runs as two fully priced games for a year, and gives access to so much more.
     
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    That´s how all streaming/subscription services work, offer a very nice deal at the beginning to hook customers and when they are "addicted" to them, raise prices to milk them dry... That´s why i don´t like thus kind of deals...
     
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  16. PrMinisterGR

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    You own nothing anyway. Steam is a subscription service, legally speaking. It just gives you access per title instead of one off.

    Gamepass and EA Play also give day one access. I got it for PC because of the Outer Worlds. I ran it for a year, playing other games in it, and it still has cost me less than I would have paid to play the game in day one.

    You don't even own boxed copies. The only thing you might keep are gog games.
     
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    Rather spend that money on proper classic games from the 90s on GOG.
     
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    Hold on... I only got an email from them two days ago saying:

    We received your last payment of €1.00 on 23 August 2020 for your Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) subscription. Thank you!

    We want to let you know about a change to the amount of your next payment. Unless you cancel two days before 23 September 2020, we’ll charge €3.99 every month to your Visa **.

    We’ll tell you if this price ever changes. Cancel any time to stop future charges or change how you pay by visiting your Microsoft account. How do I cancel my subscription?


    I never got anything about any other increase to €10 per month...
     
  19. PrMinisterGR

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    I didn't get anything yet either.

    I suspect it will happen in the next billing cycle.
     
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    Well they said at the start it would be £4 in beta and would rise once out of beta to £8. Might as well go for Ultimate if you have an Xbox for £11. Unless that's going up too?
     

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