EA PLAY for Xbox Games Pass on PC will finally go live later today.
That means PC using Games Pass subscribers will finally be able to access the subscription-based video game service.
Xbox Games Pass is a subscription service from MicrosoftCredit: Getty
EA Play went live for Xbox Games Pass subscribers last year but only on consoles.
The PC version of the service will go live at 9pm GMT (2pm PT) on March 18.
Microsoft said in a blogpost: “Since teaming up with Electronic Arts, we’ve been working to provide Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC members an EA Play membership at no additional cost.
“We want to thank the PC community for your patience over the past few months as we worked to deliver a better Xbox App experience for EA Play.
EA Play for people who use their Xbox Games Pass on a PC has been delayed for months
“We’re excited to share with you that starting tomorrow, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. PT, Xbox Game Pass PC and Ultimate members will be able to enjoy all the benefits of EA Play on Windows 10.”
The service includes access to 60 of EA’s best games like The Sims, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and FIFA 20.
They’ll also be in-game challenges and rewards, access to game trials, special members-only content and more.
Microsoft added: “To get started with your EA Play membership on PC, just download the EA Desktop app, EA’s next-generation PC platform that’s currently in open beta, and sign-in to your EA Account or create a new one.
“Check out the latest community update video to show you all the details.”
Games Pass subscribers have been waiting eagerly for this update as it’s been delayed for months.
What is Xbox Game Pass Ultimate?
The Microsoft website describes the pass as “all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold, over 100 high-quality games for console, PC and Android mobile devices from the cloud (Beta), and an EA Play membership, all for one low monthly price.”
Xbox Live Gold is just a different subscription you can pay to add more features to your Xbox Live online account.
An Xbox Games Pass Ultimate gets you access to over 100 high-quality games.
You can just search through the online library a bit like Netflix and choose what to play.
New games are added all the time.
You’ll get exclusive member discounts and deals.
There’s also support for playing on Android devices via Cloud gaming.
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