Xbox Game Pass PC Could Be Getting 75 EA Titles

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Microsoft’s increasingly popular game subscription service, Xbox Game Pass, might be getting a ton of new EA titles added to its already substantial catalog. The rumor stems from Italian Windows Phone site Aggiornamenti Lumia, which shared a story yesterday regarding “Rosebud,” the code name for EA Play on Xbox Game Pass for PC and how its editors discovered as many as 75 titles recently uploaded to the Microsoft Store. The implication is that EA Play is not only just around the corner, but that subscribers will be able to enjoy plenty of the publisher’s games when it launches.

“[…] in the last five months, Microsoft and Electronic Arts have taken steps to upload versions of their compatible PC games to the Store, all codenamed ‘Rosebud,’ the publication reported. “We are pretty sure (although [it isn’t] official yet) that these titles actually represent EA Play games for Game Pass on PC. To date, there are 75 Rosebud titles on the Microsoft Store , and they faithfully correspond to the games offered by the ‘traditional’ EA Play subscription for PC.”

“There is one interesting exception that we have found among the titles already present on the Microsoft Store, and it is represented by FIFA 21: a Rosebud version has already been loaded on the store, although the game is not yet part of EA Play. […] it is reasonable to expect that, at the same time as the announcement of EA Play for Game Pass on PC, FIFA 21 will already be available in the list of available games on Game Pass for PC.”

Microsoft originally planned to launch EA Play for Xbox Game Pass PC last year but ended up delaying it to 2021 due to purported issues relating to distribution. While the company hasn’t provided any updates regarding EA Play for Xbox Game Pass PC since December, Aggiornamenti Lumia’s musings suggest that subscribers should be getting some news sooner rather than later.

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