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“Basically an L Console” – Xbox Angers Loyal Fans With an Extremely Exclusive Game Pass Offering

Published 04/17/2022, 12:15 PM EDT

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When it comes to enjoying some of the best titles, Xbox Game Pass seems to be a great option for anyone who wants 100 games on a monthly basis. It keeps facing tough competition from its PlayStation counterpart, but it manages to hold its own.

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Recently, Microsoft decided to offer something special to all of its PC players who recently joined the Xbox Game Pass. It seems like they can unlock all the advantages of the subscription service for free right now.

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It’s already known that the subscription service provides tons of appealing titles every month to players across the globe. While it tries to cater to console users, the PC platform never stays behind either, given the fact that Microsoft owns the Xbox brand.

Now considering the period from late 2021, there have been several top-notch games launching for the Xbox console as well as PC. They include the likes of Forza Horizon 5, Age of Empires IV, and also Halo Infinite.


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And Microsoft just dropped a massive offer for all its PC gamers who recently became fresh members of the Game Pass. According to the new announcement, anyone who’s played Halo Infinite, Age of Empires IV, and Forza Horizon 5 before February 28th, 2022, can now enjoy Xbox Game Pass on PC for absolutely free.

The most important thing to note here is that this free trial will be available for a period of three months. This is really huge considering that the subscription service offers around 100 titles each month.

Eligible PC players will be able to unlock exclusive Bethesda games as well, along with getting the benefit of EA Play.

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Meanwhile, a majority of the gamers didn’t seem impressed with this gesture of Microsoft, of saying thanks to them. Most of the players expressed a disappointment towards the Game Pass saying that only new members will be getting it for free. On the other hand, existing and long-term subscribers won’t be getting anything out of it.

Other users were simply having no interest in the service as they thought it simply lacks good games. One angry fan wrote: “Had an XBOX but I sold it. Basically an L console imo”.


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What are your thoughts on this newest Game Pass announcement for PC? In case you are a new subscriber, will you opt for the free trial of three months? Let us know in the comments.

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Written by:

Mintu Tomar


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Mintu Tomar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. After completing his bachelor's in Philosophy, he has followed his passion for covering news as a budding journalist. He lives and breathes video games and is a die-hard Call of Duty fan.
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Pritam Priyedarshi