On February 28, Microsoft revealed that a preview of their PC Game Pass service is now accessible in 40 new nations. In addition, the preview will provide consumers access to all the hundreds of games included in Microsoft’s PC Game Pass membership for a discounted test price during the first month.
Furthermore, the program is now accessible in 40 countries, including Ukraine, Libya, Qatar, Iceland, Croatia, and other nations in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, as first reported by The Verge. So, before the service is officially launched, the Xbox Insider Hub app will grant access to a preview version of the PC Game Pass membership in these 40 markets.
Here is the complete list of the 40 new nations added to the preview program:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Costa Rica
- El Salvador
- North Macedonia
Players in these new markets will be able to access the PC Game Pass Preview program as of February 28. It will give customers immediate access to a collection of hundreds of top-notch PC games running on Windows, including fresh releases from Xbox Game Studios on the first day, beloved Bethesda titles, an EA Play subscription, and Riot Games member-only privileges.
Additionally, the PC Game Pass library is continually expanding, and soon there will be even more excellent Xbox and Bethesda games available. The action-strategy game Minecraft Legends will debut on April 18. And on May 2, Arkane Austin’s first-person shooter Redfall will be made available. In addition, with this significant expansion, Game Pass will now be available in 86 countries. Microsoft hopes to use new markets to grow its subscription service.
Moreover, Microsoft claims that despite Xbox executive Phil Spencer’s warning that Xbox Game Pass growth on consoles was slowing in 2022, PC Game Pass memberships had surged by 159 percent year over year.
According to a news release from Xbox’s CVP of gaming marketing, Jerret West, “In the coming months, PC Game Pass will launch in these countries for all players to experience. This means that Game Pass community members from 86 countries around the world can play hundreds of games together with their friends and family.”
“We look forward to welcoming more players from around the world to the Game Pass community.”