Xbox Game Pass PC members were left in limbo at the end of last year when EA Play’s inclusion in the subscription service was indefinitely delayed. After three months of silence, Microsoft has finally revealed that EA Play will be accessible for PC and Ultimate subscribers at no additional cost— and you can start playing them as soon as March 18, 2:00 p.m. PT.
The service launches the same day Star Wars: Squadrons is added to the library. The space shooter joins other big titles now available for console and PC subscribers, such as Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, FIFA 20, Titanfall 2 and Need for Speed Heat. These are just a sampling of the 60+ games now available on PC.
The service has other perks, including free 10 hour trials for a selection of titles. Xbox Wire has a more detailed list of all the extras available to EA Play members.
To access these new PC offerings, you will first need to sign in on the Windows 10 Xbox app, then find the title you want to play and click install. This will prompt you to install the EA desktop beta app. After installing, you then need to go back to the Xbox app and click install on your selected game again. Sign in or create an EA account, and then link your Play account to Xbox.
It’s a good time to be a Game Pass subscriber. Outriders was revealed to be releasing day one on Game Pass, Undertale is now available for console and PC subscribers, and five Bethesda titles received an FPS boost on Xbox.
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