Xbox Game Pass & new MS game store app - PC thread

Most third-party games on Game Pass are titles that are well into the thin end of their sales tail anyway. The entire reason they show up on Game Pass, is to eke some more profitability out of them.

Plus, if you offer the base game “for free” on Game Pass, you might convince a player to buy accompanying DLC, or microtransactions.

Yeah, it’s not like publishers are being forced to be on Game Pass, unless I’m missing something?

My app loads and displays the main screen, click anything and it crashes and says restart app. So if I click show all it crashes, if i click a genre it crashes.

Its the newest beta xbox app from 3 days ago?

I have had zero stability issues with it.

Perhaps uninstall, and reinstall?

Thanks, that’s where all the files are hidden. I had to give myself control to see the folder. (It’s actually WindowsApps.) I guess I’ll revert just to be safe.

Mine did this during the first couple of days I had it but updates seemed to have corrected it for me. I still get the restart button every once in a while but it’s mostly stable now

Looks like you can add on an additional 3 months for $20 here:

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/microsoft-xbox-game-pass-3-month-ultimate-membership-digital/6350737.p?skuId=6350737

Looking at the comments , the codes apparently didn’t work at first if you did the $1 upgrade deal, but now they do give 3 months to existing accounts. But only once account.

Remember your max subscription time is 36 months.

Thanks Bob, I just tried this, I’ll let you know if it works.

Yep let me know how it works, I am content with my sub till 9/2021. But others might want to add more time. I saw in the comments that you can use this 3 month special discount sub , once a year per account.

It worked, thanks again Bob.

Man, that’s harsh. Guacamelee (1 and 2) and Abzu are fantastic.

I have to be merciless when it comes to gaming time! Don’t worry, I’ve got another 10 games that are making me nervous.

You can’t maintain a healthy backlog if you keep playing them all.

Very pleased that I upgraded my Gold for this. I had lots of games on my wishlist that I wasn’t sure I was going to ever play, but now I get a shot:

PC: Wargroove, The Surge, Gothic Armada, Shadow Tactics, Tyranny
Xbox: Outer Wilds, Operencia, Zoo Tycoon, ABZU

So I just got back from vacation and caught up on the last 200 posts. Did this end up happening or did they make a statement one way or the other? I currently have 2 months left of PC game pass from the recent $1 for 3 months promo, and wouldn’t mind locking in a year or two if that’s still possible.

Yep its still working.

I’d suggest:

2 year xbox gold card for $100 ish.
6 month xbox gold card for $25 ish
add more if you want, but you should be near 30 months by now.
do the $1 upgrade to ULTIMATE that adds 1 month, and converts all time over to Ultimate.
That should give you 32-33 months total then. (includes the 2 months you have right now).
Fuzzy maths bring that 32 month total out to costing you around $4 a month.

Great, thanks.

These are all on PC game pass?

Metro Exodus
Outer Wilds
Monster Hunter World
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Hunter Call of the Wild

Plus a whole lot others that are good but I’ve already played / bought.

This is nuts!

On that list, only Metro is on PC game pass.

Man, their filter sucks. PC Games filter was selected but it didn’t actually filter out the XBox games. It worked when I reselected it.