Microsoft took a short break to discuss their Xbox Game Pass offerings, including Game Pass for PC during their E3 showcase.
For console players, Batman: Arkham Knight, Metro Exodus, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, and Hollow Knight are now available on Game Pass.
For PC players, Xbox Game Pass for PC has launched on Open Beta in the Xbox App for Windows. There are over 100 games on the PC list, including Imperator: Rome, Football Manager 2019, the entire Halo: Master Chief Collection, Forza Horizon 4, Tomb Raider, and even Gears of War 5.
Microsoft also debuted a new subscription tier for the service, the Ultimate level, which gets you absolutely everything for one monthly price. With the Ultimate tier retailing at $14.99 USD a month, you will get Xbox Games with Gold plus Game Pass on both console and PC. Though you can enjoy the Ultimate subscription for today for just $1 USD during E3.
Microsoft added more information on the new Game Pass offerings, including the Game Pass for PC program, in a press release sent after the conference wrapped:
PC gamers around the world can now join the Xbox Game Pass for PC beta through the new Xbox app, which is available today on Windows 10. Xbox Game Pass for PC is designed specifically for PC gamers with a curated library of over 100 high-quality PC games from over 75 developers and publishers including fan-favorite PC titles like "Football Manager 2019," "Imperator: Rome" and "Metro Exodus."
Xbox also announced the launch of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, a new plan combining the curated games library for console and PC with Xbox Live Gold.
In addition, Xbox announced a variety of new blockbuster games that are available with Xbox Game Pass for Console starting today, including "Metro Exodus," "Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition," "Borderlands: The Handsome Collection" and "Batman: Arkham Knight."
The Xbox E3 Briefing also showcased new Xbox Game Studios titles that will premiere in Xbox Game Pass, including "Gears 5," "Battletoads," "Bleeding Edge," "The Outer Worlds," "Ori and the Will of the Wisps," and 25 games from the ID@Xbox program.