PC Game Pass price, games list, specs and everything you need to know (2023)

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Xbox Game Pass has been massively successful since its launch several years ago.

Offering 100s of Xbox games to download and play on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S for one monthly fee, it's a no-brainer for most console owners.

Thankfully, PC gamers also have their own version - PC Game Pass. And, if you own a PC as well as an Xbox, you can get both, along with Cloud Gaming and other benefits, for a single monthly payment too.



Here then is everything you need to know about PC Game Pass.

What is PC Game Pass?

PC Game Pass is a monthly subscription service that offers a library of full games to download and play on your machine without any further fees.

The list of games is curated and updated each month, with some added and some less popular titles being removed. You just need to download the ones on offer and play as much as you like - as if you bought the game outright yourself.

The PC version of the service is exclusive to gamers running Windows 10 or Windows 11.

It is also available as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which includes over 400 Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and original Xbox games. You also get access to Xbox's Cloud Gaming service to stream games on mobile devices, PC and Xbox consoles, EA Play and Xbox Live Gold.

How much does PC Game Pass cost?

In the UK, PC Game Pass costs £7.99 per month. It is $9.99 per month in the US.

New subscribers can get the first month for just £1 / $1.

If you also own an Xbox console or want to play cloud games on your mobile device, you might find that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is a much better deal. It costs £10.99 per month in the UK, $14.99 per month in the US.

PC Game Pass price, games list, specs and everything you need to know (1)


Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (3 months)

Three-months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate includes access to 100s of PC games, 100s of Xbox games, plus EA Play, Cloud Gaming, online play and more.

Minimum specs for PC Game Pass

As you'd expect from playing such a wide range of games there are some minimum spec requirements to ensure things run smoothly. Microsoft recommends your machine meets these specs:

  • OS: Windows 10/11, version 22H1 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i5; AMD Ryzen 5. Quad-core or higher.
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 1050; AMD Radeon RX 560
  • Memory: 8GB RAM, 3GB VRAM
  • Storage: 150GB
  • DirectX: DirectX 12 API
  • Monitor: 1080p

What games are available as part of PC Game Pass?

There will always be over 400 games available for the PC gaming community. The list includes all new Xbox Studios titles on the day of their release.

Some of them also appear in our best PC games to buy round-up, showing just how good a deal Game Pass is.

PC Games Pass games list (as of 21 April 2023):

  • 7 Days to Die (Game Preview)
  • A Memoir Blue
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • A Way Out **
  • Age of Empires Definitive Edition
  • Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition
  • Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition
  • Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Edition
  • Alice: Madness Returns
  • Amazing Cultivation Simulator
  • Amnesia: Collection
  • Amnesia: Rebirth
  • Among Us
  • An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire
  • Anthem **
  • Anvil: Vault Breaker (Game Preview)
  • Aragami 2
  • Ark: Survival Evolved
  • Arx Fatalis
  • Ask Dusk Falls
  • Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  • Assassin's Creed Origins
  • Astroneer
  • Atomic Heart
  • Back 4 Blood
  • Battlefield 1 Revolution **
  • Battlefield 3 Premium Edition **
  • Battlefield 4 Premium Edition **
  • Battlefield 2042 **
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 **
  • Battlefield Hardline Ultimate Edtiion**
  • Battlefield V Year 2 Edition **
  • Battletech
  • Battletoads
  • Beacon Pines
  • Before We Leave
  • Ben 10: Power Trip
  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Special Edition - coming 27 April 2023
  • Bleeding Edge
  • Bridge Constructor Portal
  • Broken Age
  • Bugsnax - leaving 30 April 2023
  • Burnout Paradise Remastered **
  • Cassette Beasts - coming 26 April 2023
  • Chained Echoes
  • Chinatown Detective Agency
  • Chivalry 2
  • Chorus
  • Cities: Skylines - Windows 10 Edition
  • Citizen Sleeper
  • Clustertruck
  • Coffee Talk
  • Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly
  • Command & Conquer Remastered Collection **
  • Commandos 3 - HD Remaster
  • Conan Exiles
  • Cooking Simulator
  • Coral Island (Game Preview)
  • Crackdown 3
  • Cricket 22
  • Crusader Kings III
  • Crysis **
  • Crysis 2 Maximum Edition **
  • Crysis 3 **
  • Dragaronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Anniversary Edition
  • Dragaronpa V3: Killing Harmony Anniversary Edition
  • Darkest Dungeon
  • Day of Tentacle Remastered
  • DC League of Super-Pets: The Adventures of Krypto and Ace
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Dead Cells
  • Dead Space **
  • Dead Space 2 **
  • Dead Space 3 **
  • Death Stranding
  • Death's Door
  • Deathloop
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Descenders
  • Despot's Game
  • Destroy All Humans! - leaving 30 April 2023
  • Dicey Dungeons
  • Dirt 5 **
  • Disc Room
  • Dishonored Definitive Edition
  • Dishonored 2
  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
  • Disney Dreamlight Valley
  • Disneyland Adventures
  • DJMax Respect V
  • Doom (1993)
  • Doom 3
  • Doom 64
  • Doom Eternal
  • Doom II (Classic)
  • Dragon Age II **
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition - Game of the Year Edition **
  • Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition **
  • Dragon Quest Builders 2 - leaving 30 April 2023
  • Dreamscaper
  • Dune: Spice Wars
  • Dungeon Keeper **
  • Dungeon Keeper 2 **
  • Dyson Sphere Program (Game Preview)
  • Eastward
  • Edge of Eternity
  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising
  • Empire of Sin
  • Escape Academy
  • Europa Universalis IV: Microsoft Store Edition
  • Everspace 2 (Game Preview)
  • Evil Genius 2: World Domination
  • Eville
  • Exapunks
  • Exo One
  • Expeditions: Rome
  • F1 22 **
  • Fallout
  • Fallout 2
  • Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition
  • Fallout 4
  • Fallout 76
  • Fallout Tactics
  • Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition
  • Far Cry 5
  • Farming Simulator 22
  • Fe **
  • FIFA 21 **
  • FIFA 22 **
  • Floppy Knights
  • Football Manager 2023
  • Football Manager 2023 Console
  • For Honor: Marching Fire Edition
  • Forager
  • Forza Horizon 4 Standard Edition
  • Forza Horizon 5 Standard Edition
  • Frog Detective: The Entire Mystery
  • Frostpunk
  • Fuga: Melodies of Steel
  • Full Throttle Remastered
  • Galactic Civilizations III
  • Gang Beasts
  • Garden Story
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
  • Gears of War 4
  • Gears 5 Game of the Year Edition
  • Gears Tactics
  • Generation Zero
  • Genesis Noir: Windows Edition
  • Goat Simulator
  • Ghost Song
  • Ghostlore (Game Preview)
  • Ghostwire: Tokyo
  • Golf With Your Friends
  • Grid Legends **
  • Grim Fandango
  • Grounded
  • Gunfire Reborn
  • Gungrave G.O.R.E
  • Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
  • Halo 2: Anniversary
  • Halo 3
  • Halo 3: ODST
  • Halo 4
  • Halo Infinite
  • Halo Infinite (Campaign)
  • Halo: Reach
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Halo: Spartan Strike
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  • Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Hardspace: Shipbreaker
  • Hearts of Iron IV
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Hello Neighbor 2
  • Her Story
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • High on Life
  • Hitman: World of Assassination
  • Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition
  • Homestead Arcana
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed - Game of the Year Edition
  • House Flipper
  • Human Fall Flat
  • Humankind
  • Immortality
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising
  • Injustice 2 - Standard Edition
  • Inkulinati (Game Preview)
  • Inside
  • It Takes Two **
  • Jade Empire: Special Edition **
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R
  • Jurassic World Evolution 2
  • Just Cause 4: Reloaded
  • Kill It With Fire
  • Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition
  • Kraken Academy!!
  • Lapin (Game Preview)
  • Last Call BBS
  • Lawn Mowing Simulator
  • League of Legends
  • Legends of Runeterra
  • Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  • Let's Build a Zoo
  • Little Witch in the Woods (Game Preview)
  • Lonely Mountains: Downhill
  • Loop Hero
  • Loot River
  • Lost in Random **
  • Madden NFL 22 **
  • Madden NFL 23 **
  • Maneater
  • Marvel's Avengers
  • Mass Effect **
  • Mass Effect 2 Digital Deluxe Edition **
  • Mass Effect 3 N7 Digital Deluxe Edition **
  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition **
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda Deluxe Edition **
  • Matchpoint - Tennis Championships
  • MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries
  • Medal of Honor: Airborne **
  • Medal of Honor Allied Assault War Chest **
  • Medieval Dynasty
  • Merge & Blade
  • Metal: Hellsinger
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator Standard 40th Anniversary Edition
  • Microsoft Solitaire Collection
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  • Midnight Fight Express
  • Minecraft: Java & Bedrock Edition
  • Minecraft Dungeons
  • Minecraft Legends
  • Minecraft Preview
  • Mirror's Edge **
  • Mirror's Edge Catalyst **
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Monster Sanctuary
  • Monster Train
  • Moonlighter
  • Moonscars
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition
  • MotoGP 22
  • Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  • My Friend Pedro
  • My Friend Peppa Pig
  • My Time at Portia
  • Naraka: Bladepoint - Standard Edition
  • Need for Speed Deluxe Edition **
  • Need for Speed Heat Deluxe Edition **
  • Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered **
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted **
  • Need for Speed Payback - Deluxe Edition **
  • Need for Speed Rivals: Complete Edition **
  • Neon Abyss
  • New Super Lucky's Tale
  • Ni no Kuni Wrath of the White Witch Remastered
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - The Prince's Edition
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
  • Ninja Gaiden Σ
  • Ninja Gaiden Σ2
  • Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection
  • No Man's Sky
  • Norco
  • Nuclear Throne
  • Offworld Trading Company
  • Olija
  • Omori
  • Opus Magnum
  • Opus: Echo of Starsong - Full Bloom Edition
  • Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Outriders
  • Overcooked! 2
  • Overwhelm
  • Pac-Man Museum+
  • Paw Patrol Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay
  • Paw Patrol The Movie: Adventure City Calls
  • Paw Patrol: Grand Prix
  • Peggle **
  • Peggle Nights **
  • Pentiment
  • Persona 3 Portable
  • Persona 4 Golden
  • Persona 5 Royal
  • Phantom Abyss (Game Preview)
  • Phoenix Point
  • Pikuniku
  • Pillars of Eternity: Hero Edition
  • Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire - Ultimate Edition
  • Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare **
  • Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Deluxe Edition**
  • Plants vs Zombies: Game of the Year Edition **
  • Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2: Deluxe Edition **
  • Populous **
  • Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods **
  • Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator
  • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
  • PowerWash Simulator
  • Prey
  • Prodeus
  • Psychonauts
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Quake
  • Quake II
  • Quake III Arena
  • Quake 4
  • Rage 2
  • Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan
  • ReCore: Definitive Edition
  • Redfall - coming 2 May 2023
  • Research and Destroy
  • Return to Castle Wolfenstein
  • Return to Monkey Island
  • Rise of Nations: Extended Edition
  • Road 96
  • Roboquest (Game Preview)
  • Rocket Arena **
  • Rubber Bandits
  • Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure
  • Scorn
  • SD Gundam Battle Alliance
  • Sea of Solitude **
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Serious Sam 4
  • Shadow Warrior 3: Definitive Edition
  • Shenzhen I/O
  • Shredders
  • Sid Meier's Civilization VI
  • Signalis
  • Signs of the Sojourner
  • SimCity 2000: Special Edition **
  • SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition **
  • SimCity: Complete Edition **
  • Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion
  • Slay The Spire
  • Slime Rancher 2
  • Sniper Elite 5
  • SnowRunner
  • Soccer Story
  • Solasta: Crown of the Magister
  • Soma
  • Somerville
  • Soul Hackers 2
  • Spacelines from the Far Out
  • Spelunky 2
  • Spiderheck
  • Spore **
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order **
  • Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition **
  • Star Wars Battlefront II: Celebration Edition **
  • Star Wars: Squadrons **
  • Starbound
  • Stardew Valley
  • State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition
  • Stellaris
  • Stranded Deep
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Super Lucky’s Tale
  • Super Mega Baseball 3 **
  • Superliminal
  • Surgeon Simulator 2
  • Tainted Grail: Conquest
  • Teamfight Tactics
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge
  • Tell Me Why: Chapters 1 - 3
  • Tetris Effect: Connected - leaving 30 April 2023
  • The Ascent
  • The Bard's Tale ARPG: Remastered and Resnarkled
  • The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut
  • The Bard's Tale Trilogy
  • The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Game of the Year Edition
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
  • The Evil Within
  • The Evil Within 2
  • The Gunk
  • The Last Day of Benedict Fox - coming 27 April 2023
  • The Legend of Tianding
  • The Outer Worlds
  • The Saboteur **
  • The Sims 3 Starter Pack **
  • The Sims 4 EA Play Edition **
  • The Walking Dead: A New Frontier
  • The Walking Dead: Season 1
  • The Walking Dead: Season 2
  • The Walking Dead: The Final Season
  • The Yakuza Remastered Collection
  • TheHunter: Call of the Wild
  • This War of Mine: Final Cut
  • Tinykin
  • Titanfall 2 **
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands - Standard Edition
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms
  • Total War: Warhammer III
  • Totally Accurate Battle Simulator
  • Totally Reliable Delivery Simulator
  • Townscaper
  • Trailmakers
  • Train Sim World 3: Standard Edition
  • Trek to Yomi
  • Tunic
  • Turbo Golf Racing (Game Preview)
  • Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion
  • Two Point Campus
  • Umurangi Generation Special Edition
  • Unpacking
  • Unravel **
  • Unravel Two **
  • Unsouled - leaving 30 April 2023
  • Valheim (Game Preview)
  • Valorant
  • Vampire Survivors
  • Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
  • Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut
  • Wasteland 3
  • Wasteland Remastered
  • Watch Dogs 2
  • Weird West
  • Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty
  • Wolfenstein 3D
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Collosus
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood
  • Wreckfest
  • Yakuza 0
  • Yakua 3 Remastered
  • Yakua 4 Remastered
  • Yakua 5 Remastered
  • Yakua 6: The Song of Life
  • Yakuza Kiwami
  • Yakuza Kiwami 2
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  • You Suck at Parking
  • Zombie Army 4: Dead War
  • Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection

** available with EA Play membership only as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

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What specs do I need for PC Game Pass? ›

The minimum CPU is an Intel Core i5-8300H. However if you want the games to be looking at their best here is the best setup to go with game pass - 16 GB of RAM, and at least 300 GB free storage space. You'll want an Intel Core i7-8700K or equivalent, and a graphics card such as an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070.

How much would all the games on Game Pass cost? ›

Xbox Games Pass Ultimate is priced at $14.99/£10.99 a month. You can cancel at any time. As mentioned, it includes Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Games Pass for PC and EA Play. Plus, Microsoft's cloud service, Cloud Gaming, is part of Ultimate at no extra cost.

How much games in the Game Pass for PC? ›

Play over 100 high-quality games on Windows PC. Explore the catalogue and find something new to play with your PC Game Pass membership.

Does Game Pass PC have all games? ›

Xbox Game Pass has unlimited access to over 100 high-quality games—with titles added all the time. Whether you play console games, PC games, or both, there's a plan for you. Join Xbox Game Pass for one low monthly price and discover your next favorite game.

Do you need a high end PC for Game Pass? ›

Everyone should be able to experience the joys of Game Pass. Whether you streamline your PC's gaming performance using Game Mode or just use Xbox's Cloud or Remote Play, using Game Pass on your low-end PC is entirely possible.

Does Game Pass work for PC too? ›

Yes! Go to Xbox Game Pass and get Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to enjoy all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass on both your console and Windows 10/11 device.

How much is a full year of Game Pass? ›

Get an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S console, plus 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, starting at $24.99 a month for 24 months.

How do you get $1 Game Pass? ›

New Game Pass subscribers can no longer get their first month for a dollar, as Microsoft has stopped offering its introductory Game Pass promotion. In a statement to The Verge, Xbox head of global communications Kari Perez confirmed that the offer is no more.

Is Game Pass only $1? ›

The $1 trial has allowed people to sign up to Xbox Game Pass for a month, before the full Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription kicks in at $14.99 per month or $9.99 a month for the PC- or console-only subscriptions.

How long does the PC Game Pass last? ›

PC Game Pass — PC 1 Month.

Is there a difference between Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate? ›

The Ultimate version of the Xbox Game Pass does come with a year of Xbox Live Gold. Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, Xbox Live Gold, and Xbox Cloud are all included in the pricier membership. Xbox Cloud Gaming is undoubtedly the most notable distinction between Xbox Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate.

How long do PC games stay on Game Pass? ›

The games typically leave Game Pass on the 15th and the last day of every month. The average stay of games on Game Pass is around a year to 18 months, but it varies depending on certain factors such as popularity, exclusivity, licensing issues, and developer priorities.

What is the difference between PC Game Pass and game pass? ›

Check out our blog Why gamers need Xbox Game Pass… for more info. As the names imply, Xbox Game Pass for Console only works on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S consoles, while PC Game Pass (rebranded from Xbox Game Pass for PC earlier this year) is for Windows PCs.

Is PC Game Pass free? ›

The Xbox Game Pass app for PC is available to download for free for Windows 10 devices and is required to download titles from the Xbox Game Pass for PC library.

Where are all the game pass games on PC? ›

Visit Xbox.com or the Xbox app on your Windows device to check out the latest library of games and learn more about PC Game Pass.

Is Game Pass better on console or PC? ›

Whether you play games on Xbox One or PC, the Xbox Game Pass for Console and the Xbox Game Pass for PC offer the same benefits, but for its corresponding platform. The subscription choice here is obvious depending on the platform you use for gaming. However, the best choice is actually the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Is PC Game Pass better than Ultimate? ›

Get PC Game Pass if you want to download games to a gaming PC. Get Xbox Game Pass Ultimate if you want to download games to both an Xbox console and a gaming PC and/or if you want to stream games to Android, iOS, Web browsers and Xbox consoles. Also consider Ultimate if you plan on playing your games online.

Are Game Pass games permanent? ›

Games you install using Xbox Game Pass remain playable once they've left the Game Pass catalog only when you buy them—and you get a hefty discount when you buy games as an Xbox Game Pass subscriber. When you buy games at a discount, those games are yours to keep.

Can you keep games after Game Pass expires? ›

No, just like Game Pass for console you cannot keep the games once your subscription lapses. Just like every other subscription service.

Is Call of Duty on Game Pass? ›

Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare®

Online multiplayer on console requires Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Live Gold (subscription sold separately).

How much is Xbox Game Pass Unlimited? ›

There's always something new to play with Ultimate. Subscription continues automatically at $14.99/mo. unless cancelled through your Microsoft Account. See terms.

How much is the cheapest Game Pass? ›

Choose the plan that's right for you
  • $14.99/month. BEST DEAL. Unlimited access to over 100 high-quality games across PC, console, and mobile devices. ...
  • $9.99/month. Unlimited access to over 100 high-quality games on PC. New games added all the time. ...
  • $9.99/month. Unlimited access to over 100 high-quality console games.

Why did I get a free $10 dollars from Xbox? ›

Xbox has surprised some select subscribers of Xbox Live with what is essentially free money. In honor of Xbox's Spring Sale kicking off this afternoon, the team at Microsoft started sending out emails that contain a free $10 gift card to the platform's marketplace.

Can you cancel Game Pass after $1 dollar month? ›

You can cancel your Game Pass Ultimate subscription at any time by signing in to your account. Under Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, select Payment & billing, then Cancel. You'll have an option to end your subscription on its expiration date.

Did Xbox remove the $1 Game Pass? ›

Microsoft Confirms $1 Xbox Game Pass Deal Has Ended

Microsoft has confirmed that it has ended the $1 Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC Game Pass deal.

Can I cancel Xbox Game Pass after $1? ›

You can cancel your Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription at any time, and you'll continue to have access to your Ultimate benefits until your prepaid time ends, at which point you won't be charged again.

Can you pay for Game Pass yearly? ›

Can you buy 12 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate? Yes. When I find a really good Xbox Game Pass Ultimate discount, I usually buy an entire year of the membership and because it's stackable, I'm set for 1 year.

How much is PC Game Pass every month? ›

Global. Play hundreds of high-quality PC games with friends including new day one titles and get an EA Play membership. With games added all the time, you always have something new to play. Subscription continues automatically at $9.99/mo.

Is Minecraft on PC Game Pass? ›

Minecraft: Java & Bedrock Edition is now available with Xbox Game Pass on Windows PC! If you have an active Game Pass Ultimate or Game Pass for PC subscription, you can install and play Minecraft: Java & Bedrock Edition.

Can you share Game Pass? ›

As of May 2, the new program allows existing PC Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to share 14-day trials with up to five friends.

Is Game Pass Ultimate more expensive than gold? ›

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: Who it's for

For just a few extra bucks per month at $14.99, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gets you all of the perks of Xbox Live Gold — and a whole lot more.

What happens if a game is removed from Game Pass? ›

Unfortunately, you can't play the game for free once it's been removed from Game Pass - even if you've installed it on your Xbox or PC. This doesn't mean you won't be able to play the game at all. But in order to play the game, you have to buy it first. Rest assured, your save game will still be available online.

Is PC Game Pass worth it 2023? ›

If you have access to larger funds and enjoy a balance of console and PC gaming, then Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is the right way to go at $14.99 / £10.99 (opens in new tab) per month. By opting for this, you even get the freedom to stream via the cloud or play on mobile with further free perks and offers.

What specs do you need for Gamepass cloud? ›

Xbox Cloud Gaming: Phone and tablet requirements
CategoryXbox Cloud Gaming
Controller supportAndroid: USB-C, touch, or Bluetooth 4.0+ iOS: Touch, or Bluetooth 4.0+ Windows 10: USB 3.0, USB-C, touch, or Bluetooth 4.0+
Bandwidth requirements10Mb/s minimum speed, 20Mb/s for iPad
Subscription requiredXbox Game Pass Ultimate
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What are the requirements to play Xbox games on PC? ›

Hardware requirements to stream games from Xbox One to your PC
  • Processor: A multi-core processor with at least 1.5 GHz.
  • RAM: At least 4 GB.
  • Network: A wired Ethernet connection works best for game streaming. ...
  • Streaming: An Xbox One console and a controller.

What resolution is Xbox Game Pass for PC? ›

To keep a consistent performance, Xbox Cloud Gaming streams at a 1080p resolution up to 60fps. That means you won't be able to stream games at a higher 1440p or 4K resolution, but 1080p is more than serviceable on the smaller screens you'll likely be making use of for Xbox Cloud Gaming.

Can my PC run Xbox games? ›

To take advantage of Xbox Play Anywhere, you will need to have installed the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition update on your PC, as well as the latest update on your Xbox console. Then, simply log into your Xbox Live/Microsoft account and your Xbox Play Anywhere games will be available to download.

Do you need good specs for cloud gaming? ›

However, there are some hardware requirements. For instance, your device needs to have a fast enough processor and graphics card, and enough memory to handle video streaming. (Check the specific cloud gaming service's requirements if you are not sure if your device can support cloud gaming.) That's it!

What is the difference between Gamepass and cloud gaming? ›

The Xbox Game Pass membership service offers access to hundreds of Xbox and PC games. Cloud Gaming also makes some of these features available on iOS and Android smartphones. They are different membership plans to choose from, each tailored to a specific set of devices.

Why is cloud gaming so laggy? ›

Wi-Fi is ideal for browsing the internet, but it's often not stable enough for cloud gaming. In addition, Wi-Fi signals are easily affected by objects in their environment. This can result in a noticeable drop in speed. Because of this, latency issues can often be fixed by switching to an Ethernet cable.

What are the requirements for streaming games? ›

A 2 GHz dual-core processor or better (Intel Core i7 at 3 GHz or higher recommended) 1 GB, DDR2, or faster RAM (8 GB recommended) A 7200 RPM hard drive (SSD recommended) DirectX 10 compatible graphics card (Nvidia card with at least 1 GB RAM recommended)

What games are available for PC? ›

Do I need a gaming PC if I have an Xbox? ›

If you want to focus on playing games with 4K support and want the convenience of a console, the Xbox Series X should be a great choice. But if you want the ability to upgrade, access to more games, and a multi-purpose system, a PC should be your pick. Both have their advantages and disadvantages.

What resolution is best for PC games? ›

1080p is especially great for gaming as it means that you are more likely to be able to max out your games graphics settings or at least run high settings should you have a decent gaming computer.

Is Gamepass better on Xbox than PC? ›

Whether you play games on Xbox One or PC, the Xbox Game Pass for Console and the Xbox Game Pass for PC offer the same benefits, but for its corresponding platform. The subscription choice here is obvious depending on the platform you use for gaming. However, the best choice is actually the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Is GeForce now better than Xcloud? ›

When it comes to the best all-around experience, GeForce Now is our strongest recommendation. While you do have to purchase many of the games that you can play on this service, the fact is that GeForce Now brings some of the best visual quality, a massive game compatibility list, and a free membership plan option.


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