Xbox Game Pass for PC pricing will rise later this month, Microsoft has recently confirmed.
The “limited time” price of $4.95 AUD/USD per month will be upped to $10.95 AUD (or $9.95 USD) per month, Microsoft divulged as part of a barrage of information on the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X.
“ICYMI: we’re going into General Availability next week,” a tweet reads. “Wanna take this opportunity to thank everyone who gave us feedback (yes, even the ANGRY ALL CAPS kind) throughout the beta. we couldn’t have done it without you guys!”
A follow-up tweet spelled it out further.
“We’re retiring the introductory price on the 17th, but if you’re already a member, you’ll pay the same rate through the next billing cycle. look out for a notification on the 17th to get more details.”
While technically a price increase, this is one that was detailed at the inception of the Xbox Game Pass for PC program. Additionally, the news comes at the same time Microsoft and EA have confirmed that the Xbox Game Pass for PC program will soon include EA Play and its Vault… so even with the increase, it’s still a great deal.
The price of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which bundles the subscription service on Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X and Windows PC, will not change. It too will offer EA Play access.