Doubling the subscription fee according to Xbox One.
Just over a year after it was launched, Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass subscription service for the PC will be leaving its “beta” stage next week, receiving a significant price increase.
Microsoft brought Game Pass to PC last June, initially offering just over 100 games (roughly half the size of the Game Pass catalog on Xbox One) at an incredibly low introductory price of £ 3.99 / $ 4.99 each Month, which is roughly half the cost of Game Pass on the console.
That low price persisted as Game Pass continued to expand its PC catalog. Now Microsoft ̵
ICYMI: We’ll go into general availability next week. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who gave us feedback during the beta (yes, even ANGRY ALL CAPS). Without you we wouldn’t have made it!
– Xbox Game Pass for PC (@XboxGamePassPC) September 9, 2020
This means that as of now, subscribers can expect a monthly fee of £ 7.99 / $ 9.99, although Microsoft states that existing members will pay the current price through the next billing cycle.
The good news is that PC gamers can expect a significant spike in the Game Pass catalog later this year when the service teams up with EA Play. At this point, Game Pass Ultimate subscribers on Xbox One and Game Pass PC members will have access to a 60-person lineup of EA titles including FIFA, The Sims, Battlefield and more sometime during this “holiday”.