EA Play will be added to Xbox Game Pass for PC this December

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At the beginning of September, Microsoft announced that membership to Xbox Games Pass for PC would include access to EA Play, EA's own subscription service. Microsoft has since announced that this epic fusion of services will launch on PC this December, with Xbox console owners getting it a little earlier, on November 10.

Unfortunately, Microsoft didn't announce a specific date, but at least Game Pass owners on Windows 10 will be able to play games from EA's library around the holidays. An EA Play membership gives subscribers access to some of EA's biggest games, including Mass Effect, Battlefield, The Sims, Titanfall 2, Fifa 2020 and more.

EA's games aren't the only ones to have been announced for Games Pass. After Microsoft's recent acquisition of  Zenimax Media, the parent company of Bethesda, Phil Spencer confirmed that future Bethesda games will be on the Games Pass from day one. Microsoft has confirmed that the space epic Starfield will be coming to the Game Pass, as well as Doom Eternal which will be available to play sometime this coming year.

With the imminent arrival EA and Bethesda's games, Xbox Games Pass is becoming one chunky subscription service, and getting Ultimate at $15 / £11 a month (with your first month for $1 / £1) makes it one of the best deals in PC gaming.

Rachel Watts

Rachel had been bouncing around different gaming websites as a freelancer and staff writer for three years before settling at PC Gamer back in 2019. She mainly writes reviews, previews, and features, but on rare occasions will switch it up with news and guides. When she's not taking hundreds of screenshots of the latest indie darling, you can find her nurturing her parsnip empire in Stardew Valley and planning an axolotl uprising in Minecraft. She loves 'stop and smell the roses' games—her proudest gaming moment being the one time she kept her virtual potted plants alive for over a year.