Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass is hugely successful and with a potential Activision Blizzard merger on the way, it will become a more powerful force in the gaming industry. PC Game Pass is the same service except it is for PC gamers. Microsoft now says it is expanding the PC service to 40 additional countries today.

Those 40 nations will get PC Game Pass in preview. This is essentially the same service you will get upon general release. That means access to hundreds of games from Microsoft exclusives to third-party titles. For customers getting the Ultimate subscription tier, there are also benefits such as EA Play, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and Xbox Live Gold.

Microsoft’s expansion is covering the globe, reaching countries in North Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

To unlock the preview, users need to enter the Xbox Insider Hub application. That means you need to be a member of the Xbox Insider Program.

“In the coming months, PC Game Pass will launch in these countries for all players to experience,” explains Jerret West, CVP of gaming marketing at Xbox.

The total number of countries with access to PC Game Pass is now 86. Microsoft confirmed last October that PC Game Pass subscriptions increased 159% year-on-year.

Expansion Countries

  • Albania   
  • Algeria 
  • Bahrain 
  • Bolivia 
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina  
  • Bulgaria   
  • Costa Rica  
  • Croatia   
  • Cyprus  
  • Ecuador 
  • Egypt   
  • El Salvador  
  • Estonia   
  • Georgia  
  • Guatemala 
  • Honduras  
  • Iceland   
  • Kuwait 
  • Latvia   
  • Libya 
  • Liechtenstein  
  • Lithuania   
  • Luxembourg   
  • Malta  
  • Moldova   
  • Montenegro   
  • Morocco 
  • Nicaragua 
  • North Macedonia 
  • Oman 
  • Panama 
  • Paraguay 
  • Peru 
  • Qatar 
  • Romania   
  • Serbia   
  • Slovenia   
  • Tunisia 
  • Ukraine  
  • Uruguay

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