For those that might have missed the mountainous announcement Microsoft made at the beginning of the month, the firm disclosed that this coming holiday season Xbox Game Pass owners can indulge in EA Play for no additional charge. The monthly game service once unique to the platform is now being gifted to Game Pass Ultimate and Game Pass for PC owners and it will not cost anything.
Gathered from the announcement with holiday in mind, it was suspected that when EA Play does arrive to Xbox Game Pass subscribers, it would land on the same day as Xbox Series X|S arrival which was also projected for a holiday release. Now in a new blog post, Microsoft now confirms that the service addition will be coming on November 10.
In addition to that, Microsoft does clarify that PC Xbox Game Pass owners will be expecting EA Play the following month in December.
Starting November 10, EA Play will be available on Xbox consoles, including Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X, as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and beginning in December, members with an Ultimate or PC subscription will be able to download and play games from the EA Play library on Windows 10 PCs.Sarah Bond, Microsoft CVP of Gaming Partnerships and Ecosystems
As fans can begin welcoming the new catalogue of titles to the Xbox Game Pass repertoire this fall, the firm also reiterates on more additions thanks to the recent acquisition of Zenimax Media. Now in ownership of the Bethesda parent company, Microsoft plans to inject the largest blockbuster titles to its service. The team is already underway to do so with Doom Eternal hitting the library this Thursday.
Noted, Xbox Game Pass also extends to Android as well with the xCloud initiative. Console users who pay for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate are granted the game streaming peripheral for no extra charge. And all titles available on the platform will be carried over including the benefits it reaps.
Are you planning on combing through EA Play for Xbox Game Pass when it arrives?
Source: Xbox Wire