More people across the globe will be able to enjoy hundreds of games on Windows via Microsoft’s subscription service beginning today. The business is adding its PC Game Pass preview service to 40 more nations, increasing the total number of areas to 86. Formerly known as the Xbox Game Pass for PC, the subscription provides early access to upcoming Xbox Game Studios releases, member-only privileges in Riot Games, an EA Play membership, and Bethesda games, which will formally become part of Xbox in 2021.
Since this is a test 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 at initially – according to the official Game Pass website, membership costs $1 for the first month and then $10 per month after that.
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 game from Mojang and Blackbird Interactive, will be launched on April 18th. Redfall, Arkane’s open-world vampire shooter, will also be available on PC Game Pass on May 2nd, when it is released on Xbox and Windows.