Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
' As Microsoft's next evolution of the Xbox Game Pass program, here's a roundup of everything you need to know about Game Pass Ultimate.'
Applies to: Xbox Series X|S And Xbox One And PC.
What Exactly Is The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate ?
- Xbox Game Pass is Microsoft's subscription service that offers complete access to a huge library of games covering both Xbox One and backwards compatible titles. You can download these to your console to play in full for as long as you're a paying subscriber or the games in question remain in the Game Pass library.
- Better yet, if a Game Pass title also supports Xbox Play Anywhere, you get access to play those on your PC, as well, as part of your subscription, even if you don't have Game Pass Ultimate.
- The PC-specific Game Pass subscription has its own list of games, some of which crossover with the console program on account of Xbox Play Anywhere. But many are exclusive to PC, such as Age of Empires and Microsoft Flight Simulator.
What is Xbox Game Pass Ultimate benefits ?
- Access to over 100 high-quality games for console, PC, and Android mobile devices
- New games added all the time
- Xbox Game Studio titles the same day as release
- Member discounts and deals
- Exclusive free Perks including in-game content and partner offers
- Play games on your Android mobile phone and tablet from the cloud (Beta, where available)
- Also Includes: Xbox Live Gold: Includes Deals with Gold, Games with Gold, and online console multiplayer
- EA Play: A library of top Electronic Arts titles, exclusive rewards, and member-only content on console
Once I Join Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Where Can I Find My Member Benefits ?
- Once you join Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you can continue to access all your Xbox Live Gold benefits in the Xbox Live Gold lounge on your Xbox console and your Xbox Game Pass benefits on the dedicated Xbox Game Pass tab on your Xbox One and beyond.
EA Play on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate ?
- Microsoft and EA have been close for a long time now, with EA Access (the former name of EA Play) once exclusive on Xbox One. While the exclusivity is no more, what's about to happen is something nobody expected.
- EA Play, a subscription service on its own that allows access to a selection of EA's vast back catalog of games, will become part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Game Pass for PC.
- So with one single subscription to Game Pass Ultimate you'll have not only access to the Game Pass Library on both console and PC and cloud game streaming, but soon EA's subscription service, too.
- If you didn't already think that Game Pass Ultimate is the best value package in gaming, this pretty much seals it.
After I Join Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Can I Still Redeem Xbox Live Gold And Xbox Game Pass Codes ?
After you join Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you can continue to redeem Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass codes. These codes will automatically convert to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate based on the following conversion table. Conversion ratio subject to change.
- 1 month of Gold - You Get.. 20 days of Ultimate.
- 3 month of Gold - You Get.. 50 days of Ultimate (1+ month).
- 6 month of Gold - You Get.. 79 days of Ultimate (2+ month).
- 12 month of Gold - You Get.. 4 months of Ultimate.
- 24 month of Gold - You Get.. 8 months of Ultimate.
- 1 month of Xbox Game Pass (Console Games) - You Get.. 20 days of Ultimate.
- 3 month of Xbox Game Pass (Console Games) - You Get.. 2 months of Ultimate.
- 6 month of Xbox Game Pass (Console Games) - You Get.. 4 months of Ultimate.
- 12 month of Xbox Game Pass (Console Games) - You Get.. 5 months of Ultimate.
- 24 month of Xbox Game Pass (Console Games) - You Get.. 10 months of Ultimate.
- 1 month of Xbox Game Pass PC Games - You Get.. 20 days of Ultimate.
Will EA Play Automatically be Available For Xbox Game Pass Members? How Do I Get Started ?
- Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members will automatically receive the entitlement for EA Play on console and can browse and download games through the Game Pass experience on your console.
- To get started on PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Game Pass for PC members will first need to link their Xbox and EA accounts and make sure they have EA Desktop (beta) installed on their PC. The Xbox app on Windows 10 will walk you through the setup process.
- If you have played an EA Play game on your Xbox console, your Xbox and EA accounts are likely linked, so you should ensure you sign-in to the Xbox app on Windows 10 with that same Xbox account you use for console.
- Once you have installed EA Desktop (beta) and link your accounts you will be able to browse the EA Play catalog and download games through the Xbox app on Windows 10 via EA Desktop (beta).
- If you are having trouble with linking your Xbox & EA accounts, you can find additional support.
How Often Are New Games Added To The Library ?
- New games are added all the time, so be sure to check back often for the latest additions to the catalog.
If I Download a Game, Will It Be Deleted If It Leaves Xbox Game Pass Or My Subscription Cancels/Expires?
- Games will not be deleted from your hard drive until you delete them, even if they have been removed from the Xbox Game Pass library. However, once a game leaves the Xbox Game Pass library, you will need to purchase a digital copy from the Xbox app or the Microsoft Store, insert a disc, or obtain another form of entitlement to continue playing the game.
Where Can I Play Games In The Xbox Game Pass For PC Library ?
- You can play on a Windows 10 PC (excluding Windows 10 in S mode and on ARM devices). The best way to enjoy Xbox Game Pass on your PC is through the Xbox App. Please check the individual game detail pages to confirm if your machine specifications and operating system version meet the minimum requirements set forth by the developer. Certain games may require the latest Windows update.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: Is it worth it ?
- The short answer is: Yes, most definitely Game Pass Ultimate is worth it, particularly if you're only paying £1 for your first three months.
- There's a basketful of value from the service and it's quick and simple to sign up.
- Looking just at the free games you get to play, there are well over 100 titles you can download and play whenever you want, ranging from small independent games to triple-A top-end titles. Even if you download just three of those games, you're easily earning your money back per month.
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