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Microsoft has shared the disappointing news that EA Play, Electronics Arts’ game subscription service, will not be added to the PC tier of Xbox Game Pass this year as originally intended. The Xbox Game Pass team has remained mum on why this happened, but it promises that EA Play will eventually make its way to PC subscribers sometime in 2021.

“Unfortunately, what had been a celebratory post is now one asking for a little more patience,” the Xbox Game Pass team wrote. “We made the decision to delay until 2021 the release of EA Play on PC as part of the Xbox Game Pass for PC and Ultimate memberships.”

Note that EA Play is already part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which costs $14.99 a month and includes additional perks such as Xbox Live Gold for console multiplayer, in-game content offers, and cloud gaming on Android devices.

On its own, EA Play costs $4.99 a month or $29.99 a year. The subscription service includes many of EA’s best games, such as the Mass Effect and Dead Space trilogies, as well as newer hits like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Subscribers can also enjoy early access to select new releases for up to 10 hours of play time.

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3 Comments

  1. I’m sure it shakes down to money.

    And I’m equally sure that I won’t really miss EA Pass being part of XBGP.

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