EA Play joins Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on PC in December

EA Play joins Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on PC in December

PC users will be able to access the EA Play subscription service through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate in December.

In a blog post, Microsoft's CVP of gaming partnerships and ecosystem Sarah Bond revealed that it would be coming to PC just one month after EA Play comes to console on November 10th.

"Beginning in December, members with an Ultimate or PC subscription will be able to download and play games from the EA Play library on Windows 10 PCs," she wrote.

"That means we will have a whole new collection of games coming your way on console and PC, and that some of the best EA Play games will also be available for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to play on Android devices via the cloud."

Microsoft announced earlier in September that it would be increasing the cost of its Xbox Game Pass subscription on PC over a year after it launched. Since August 2019, users have been paying $4.99 each month but will be asked to shell out $9.99 to access the service.

This was the same time that the Big M revealed that EA Play would be coming to the Ultimate tier of Xbox Game Pass.

In August, Electronic Arts said that it was rebranding its Origin Access and EA Origin subscription services to simply EA Play. The company is also renaming its desktop application to just the EA app

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