Microsoft Launches its PC Game Pass in Preview in 40 New Countries

A big expansion for a growing subscription service.

  1. Microsft’s PC Game Pass subscription will be available in these 40 markets
  2. During the 1st month, the preview will include access to all the titles available on Microsoft’s PC Game Pass subscription at a discounted rate.
  3. Microsoft’s PC Game Pass service will be accessible in 86 countries in the coming months.


Yesterday, Microsoft has announced that it was bringing its PC Game Pass subscription service in preview to 40 new countries. PC Game Pass, which was earlier known as Xbox Game Pass for PC, gives users access to hundreds of PC games via Microsoft’s Xbox app on Windows 10 and Windows 11. The $9.99/month subscription provides early access to upcoming Xbox Game Studios releases, member-only perks in Riot Games, an EA Play membership, and Bethesda titles, which will formally become part of Xbox in 2021.

The company is expanding its PC Game Pass preview service to 40 new nations, increasing the total regions to 86. Because this is a preview version of the service, players must first install the Xbox Insider Hub software and sign up for the Insider Program before they can begin playing. They’ll also enjoy reduced pricing initially – according to the official Game Pass website, membership costs $1 for the first month and then $10 per month after that.

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Microsoft Announces Expansion of Game Pass to New Countries

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With the latest expansion, Microsoft’s Game Pass for PC service will be accessible in 86 countries in the coming months. Back in January 2022, the company revealed that Game Pass had exceeded 25 million users, however, this figure covers Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. In addition, Microsoft has begun testing an Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family subscription in select markets.

Here are the 40 new countries getting access to Microsoft Game Pass for PC today:

  • Albania   
  • Algeria 
  • Bahrain
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina  
  • Bulgaria  
  • Costa Rica  
  • Croatia   
  • Cyprus  
  • Ecuador 
  • Egypt   
  • El Salvador  
  • Estonia   
  • Georgia  
  • Guatemala 
  • Honduras  
  • Iceland   
  • Kuwait 
  • Latvia   
  • Libya 
  • Liechtenstein  
  • Lithuania   
  • Luxembourg   
  • Malta  
  • Moldova   
  • Montenegro   
  • Morocco 
  • Nicaragua 
  • North Macedonia 
  • Oman 
  • Panama 
  • Paraguay 
  • Peru 
  • Qatar 
  • Romania   
  • Serbia   
  • Slovenia   
  • Tunisia 
  • Ukraine   
  • Uruguay  

PC Game Pass is an excellent deal for PC gamers since it gives them access to a large library of first-party and third-party games for a cheap monthly fee. Subscribers will be able to play new titles when Microsoft adds them to the service, in addition to the games that are now accessible. Minecraft Legends, an action-strategy title by Mojang and Blackbird Interactive, will be launched on 18 April. Redfall, Arkane’s open-world vampire shooter, will also be available on PC Game Pass on 2 May, when it is released on Xbox and Windows.

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