PC Game Pass is Now Available in 40 New Countries

PC Game Pass is now available in 40 new countries!

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onisama167d ago

i was happy to see it in my country and for good price 7$ for xbox gamepas and 10$ for ultimate, iwill share with a friend for ultimate

Sonic1881167d ago (Edited 167d ago )

Enjoy it while it lasts. The price increase should be coming up after the Blizzard acquisition goes through. I played all the gears and Halo games on it and enjoy the first 3 Halo games.

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Sonic1881167d ago

If that's the case Microsoft will ever make any profit especially after spending 70 billion dollars

Kerppamaister167d ago

@sonic MS makes that much money each year

darthv72167d ago

You do know it was Windows $$ that MS used to buy ABK... right? Chances are they will already be making that back even as we speak.

I get that it is inevitable that the cost of GP/GPU will go up. Like people have been saying for years. but the point is... WHEN it does, then you all can gloat. but until then just let it go. Enjoy the moment.

Obscure_Observer167d ago


"If that's the case Microsoft will ever make any profit especially after spending 70 billion dollars"

They will. The days of 1$ entry subscription offer is over! You´ll be one among millions filling MS´s pockets, paying full price for your Gamepass subscription. Lol

MadLad167d ago

Been hearing that for years now from other armchair CEOs.
You say it long enough and, like everything else, the price will eventually be bumped up. Just many, many years after people started making the claim.

All that said, Gamepass is a steal for the price. If they raised the price it's still a proper deal, as long as it doesn't double overnight.

Sonic1881167d ago

But but didn't Phil Spencer say


So how are they making revenue and profits 🤔

onisama167d ago

poeple always say the same and honestly even at 15$ will be great compared to the compitition (PSPlus premium) and i m paying lot for my education and have to support my family poeple can crtisize gamepass however they want ...but for me it was a gift that keep on giving and kept me playing instead of taking a long break till i get my stuff together as i cant pay for games at 70$ right now

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EasilyTheBest167d ago

This should cause a nice bump in subscribers.

MadLad166d ago

For many on this site, yes. Depends where the options are had.

InUrFoxHole166d ago

Because every time MS offers more options N4G tells me it's bad so now I'm programed

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167d ago

It’s Time To Start Killing Your Subscriptions

Kotaku writes: "These companies are bleeding me dry. Starfield on Game Pass. Sea of Stars on PS Plus. Ahsoka on Disney Plus. The Last of Us on (HBO) Max. Subscription services used to make me feel like I was getting away with something. Cheaper, easier entertainment at the click of a button. No commercials, Fewer risks. Hassle-free. Now the magic’s wearing off and the prices are going up. I think it might be time to cancel."

locomorales6d ago

This is how capitalist companies give costumers an illusion of choice, when the whole time they are just guiding us to an planned goal.

When movie and music industries beginning to move away from discrete sales to subscription - something only viable because new technology have emerged - they have well known and documented steps. The first is make the old product inconvenient, at least in costumers mind. Them they offer a practical, cheap and convenient alternative "as a service", them the new model will grow until it, eventually, surpass the old model. When there's no coming back, they skyrocket the price to cover all the lost profits from transition phase and to make profits bigger, because capitalism needs continuous and infinite growing.

This model, sooner or later, is going to be applied on everything possible. From cars to food. It's too good for the companies to not pursuit. It gives total control over products and costumers are tied to those companies to access products. There's no more ownership in the old sense.

Outside_ofthe_Box6d ago (Edited 6d ago )

They are already doing it to cars. They are starting lock stuff like carplay, ac, heated/cool seats, etc. behind subscription paywall. People are too stupid/crave instant gratification to see the issue in the LONG term. I think it will take something like government interference when this stuff inevitably gets out of hand in the future. Similar to how Apple is being forced to finally use universal USB-C for all their products. I think something like when you contribute x amount of money to a subscription that's equivalent to a retail purchase, you get to own a game, movie, album, car feature etc of your choice. It sucks that ownership is being taking away from us.

Hofstaderman6d ago

Truth. BMW wanted to lock out heated car seats with a subscription. They argued that owners typically don't use seat heaters in summer. Jesus imagine paying for that bullshit.

FinalFantasyFanatic6d ago

The car one is mental, imagine paying for a car with all the features, but being unable to use said features without a subscription, subscriptions have been getting out of hand for years now.

isarai6d ago (Edited 6d ago )

Already did, paying to use online is already dumb as hell, I'm certainly not paying $80 to do so, I'm done, I barley play multiplayer games anyways

Shane Kim6d ago

I canceled mine too a time ago. I only play SP games and I rather just buy them when they release.

Abear216d ago

Same here, used to play COD and Battlefield and just got tired of the same old shite. Sports game’s literally haven’t improved in like 20 years and there’s still too much lag to enjoy a competitive match no matter the game. Fighters are the last good online gaming experience and even that’s dodgy. I’m canceling when my Plus expires in a couple months too. These free games are straight trash.

Sonyslave36d ago (Edited 6d ago )

The only sub you need is gamepass if you own both ps5 & xbox.

Day one Zenimax & Activison + third party.

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cthulhucultist5d ago (Edited 5d ago )

White subscriptions are -for the time being- convenient for some people and an option, given the situation in other markets (video, music, movies even car industry, phone apps), everything is moving into a subscription only future.

Even the photo apps I downloaded in the past for a few euros for the full unlock, are now locked under a subscription model that would have cost me numerous times the asking price (let alone the lack of ownership).

This is not the future that we want but it is most certainly the future Microsoft wants with Gamepass.

So while you are attracted to the value opposition of the service, the bigger picture is that Gamepass locks games out of competing consoles (by requiring studio purchases to support to the offerings of the service) and provides guidance to the other two competitors for launching similar services.

Sony has already their subscription online and Nintendo replaced virtual store with monthly subscription on a low offering service.