Xbox Game Pass For PC Now Includes EA Play, Adding 60+ Games To Library
Xbox Game Pass continues to grow by adding EA Play on PC.
Xbox Game Pass for PC has gotten a big dose of more content. EA Play has officially arrived on the service, giving PC players more than 60 games from the EA catalog. That includes some of the biggest sports games as well as acclaimed action games, racers, and shooters.
At that time, Xbox Game Pass PC and Ultimate subscribers can play all the titles on EA Play, the service formerly known as EA Access. Subscribers not only get access to a catalog of 60+ games that include Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Titanfall 2, and numerous entries in the Battlefield and Madden franchises, but they also get in-game rewards every month for select titles. The service has also now added Star Wars: Squadrons on both PC and console.
Read more: Best PC Games to Play Right Now
The video below provides a full walkthrough of how to get started. But in short, PC users must download the EA Desktop app, sign in with an EA Account (or create one), and then link this account to an Xbox account. From there you will be directed to the Xbox App for PC to get started.
If you're new to Game Pass, you can sign up for only $1 for the first month. You might be wondering how it makes business sense for EA to offer EA Play in Game Pass at no extra charge. Well, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said EA cut a deal with Microsoft.
"We don't do anything for free. I think the economics work for both of us and that's how we've approached it," Jorgensen said.
In a blog post, Microsoft said it thanks fans for their patience as they awaited the launch of EA Play for Game Pass on PC. EA Play was rolled into Ultimate on console back in 2020. EA Play was scheduled to come to PC through Game Pass earlier, but it was delayed.
A Game Pass Ultimate subscription includes the console and PC versions of the service.
Xbox Game Pass costs $10/month for access to all the games, while $15/month gets you Xbox Game Pass Ultimate which also comes with Xbox Live Gold, EA Play, and cloud streaming. Be sure to check out our guide to the best games on Xbox Game Pass right now along with the best Xbox Series X games and best Xbox One games of all time (many of which are on Game Pass).
The products discussed here were independently chosen by our editors. GameSpot may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.