My Review Of Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta)
March 2020 - What interested me in the first place to sign up for the trial version of Xbox Game Pass for PC, was that I was looking into the Microsoft Flight Simulator game that is supposed to release in 2020, but then saw that I might be able to play that and another 100 high quality games on my computer with Xbox Game Pass.
|Source: Xbox Game Pass 2020|
Signing up requires a pc with windows 10 or windows 10 pro (which is what I have), and a hotmail address you can create (which requires a phone number or an alternative email address - and a credit card). There is a $1 trial right now and then after that it is $4 per month to run Xbox Game Pass, which must be downloaded as an app. My first download did not install correctly so I had to reinstall it (from Chrome), and now it looks like I am ready to play. Well, not yet, because now the app wants me to sign in, but I don't know whether to play or to join the community. I also see this: This app needs an extra component. Xbox Game Bar is needed for voice chat - Install - which is going to take a few minutes.
Okay, now that I am signed in I can see the recently added Xbox Game Pass games that include:
- Halo: Combat Evolved Annivery
- Wasteland Remastered
- Sea of Thieves : Anniversy Edition
- Age of Empires Definitive Edition
When I go to open Everspace TM it says I can buy it with my Xbox Pass membership for $23.99 so it looks like games are not free? But there is also a green install button...hmmm, do I want to test it on a game that got three stars...no. Next.
I see Age of Empires and when I go to download which looks initially like I can do it for free, I am taken to a screen to choose between the beta or upgrade to Ultimate for a dollar more, what! I am still not playing a game two hours into registering. Yes, it takes 2 hours to get started playing games on Xbox pass - I am getting frustrated here.
|xbox game pass versus xbox game pass ultimate|
I am back to the downloading Age of Empires, not sure how I got sidetracked but now the question is how long does it take to download a game from Xbox pass beta and the answer is a long time - for example it has been 5 minutes and it is at 8%, which means it could take me around half an hour. 11%....15% well, it looks like I'm going to have to continue this in another blog titled Age of Empires for Xbox pass review.
And, now that I have some time, I have found:
How to stop payment of reoccurring charges for Xbox pass...