Ah, the Xbox Live Gold is where I got lost on. I don't need that for multiplayer on PC? Just console?Gold = Xbox Live Gold multiplayer service (only needed on console) + Games With Gold (monthly and bi-weekly free games, console only) + Discounts With Gold (PC and console)
PC = Xbox Game Pass for PC (PC only)
Ultimate = Xbox Game Pass + Xbox Live Gold + PC Game Pass
The link I provided above is for the PC Game Pass. If you don't have an Xbox then you just want Game Pass for PC.
Ja, it's just a bundle for people in their ecosystem they have only one payment instead of three separate ones. It's certainly worth it if you play on each platform, as individually you would be paying $300 a year instead of $180.+1
So PC version is going to my choice then. Wasn't sure if the benefits of Ultimate were worth it for PC. Doesn't look like it.
Stupid question, do you get to play the game for 3 months or do you get to keep the game after 3 months?
indeed, I didn't know if it was like the xbox live gold 1-2 free games per month. I see it is a subscription to play A list titles. I will redeem mine to try forza horizon 4, though I do prefer straight up Forza .that would be quite the deal if you got to keep the games after your subscription ended ...everyone would sign up for 1 month, download all the games they want and cancel
That's really the only thing I don't like about the Xbox app. Hopefully, they change that since every other client of its type allows you to choose where you want your games and doesn't tie it in to some obscure Windows setting. Ugh.Can you specify install location of games on Game Pass? I want to give it a shot for a few titles like Metro, but my Windows partition is only 100gb as I install Steam/Origin games to another partition.
Edit: you can, but it's janky - you have to set the drive as the default place new apps will install. Dumb, I want all my Windows/dekstop apps on C: for backup image purposes, and games on D:. I believe I can just flip it back to C: default after installing each game but nonetheless, janky.
I'm counting on Game Pass to get me through the next 8-9 months. Even beyond being stuck at home, there aren't a ton of new releases that I'm particularly interested in after RE3 drops. I'm having a good time with Prey and I'll probably give Vampyr a go. Anyone know why Quantum Break is/was on Game Pass for the X1, but not the PC? That was one of the games I really wanted to play on the PC.
Not true. Microsoft started allowing Win32 programs on the store a few years ago. The Microsoft Store version of Gears 5 is Win32. The Microsoft Store version of Quantum Break is still UWP.My guess would be the Windows version isn't a Modern UI aka Windows Universal Platform program. Microsoft being the dopes they are only sells WUP stuff on the store, no Win32 stuff allowed. So if the PC version isn't WUP, can't be on the store and if it can't be on the store it can't be game pass.
MechWarrior 5 is now available on Game Pass for PC.
Same. Wish we could at least get a 15th anniversary DLC pack for Forza 7 that had all the classic fictional tracks going back to the first game and renew the licenses for some of the more popular real cars and tracks from that time. I miss Camino Viejo, Sedona, Positano, and Fujimi Kaido just thinking about it.Fm4 was one of my favorites honestly.
don't remind me of all the amazing fictional tracks that are no more....Same. Wish we could at least get a 15th anniversary DLC pack for Forza 7 that had all the classic fictional tracks going back to the first game and renew the licenses for some of the more popular real cars and tracks from that time. I miss Camino Viejo, Sedona, Positano, and Fujimi Kaido just thinking about it.
The addition of No Man's Sky to the Xbox Game Pass library has rocketed up the game's player count by over a million new players according to a blog post from Hello Games founder Sean Murray
over a million new players joined the game within its first month on the service, rocketing up its player count as consumers explored all the game has to offer. The news was delivered by Hello Games' Sean Murray via the Xbox Wire, and accompanied the developer's announcement that No Man's Sky Desolation update was now live. According to Murray, this has resulted in some of No Man's Sky's "biggest ever in-game numbers," a remarkable feat for a game that has been out since 2016 and first arrived on Xbox One in 2018.