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BassTek

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The Ultimate includes Gold for Xbox online play along with game pass on Xbox and PC. Xbox Game Pass PC just includes the PC part.
 

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Gold = Xbox Live Gold multiplayer service (only needed on console) + Games With Gold (monthly and bi-weekly free games, console only) + Discounts With Gold (PC and console)

PC = Xbox Game Pass for PC (PC only)

Ultimate = Xbox Game Pass + Xbox Live Gold + PC Game Pass

The link I provided above is for the PC Game Pass. If you don't have an Xbox then you just want Game Pass for PC.
Ah, the Xbox Live Gold is where I got lost on. I don't need that for multiplayer on PC? Just console?
 

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Ah, the Xbox Live Gold is where I got lost on. I don't need that for multiplayer on PC? Just console?
Multiplayer is only an extra cost on console, so you don't need Gold to play multiplayer games on PC.
 

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So PC version is going to my choice then. Wasn't sure if the benefits of Ultimate were worth it for PC. Doesn't look like it.
Ja, it's just a bundle for people in their ecosystem they have only one payment instead of three separate ones. It's certainly worth it if you play on each platform, as individually you would be paying $300 a year instead of $180.
 

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Its funny. I signed up for the and am scrolling through the games. At work, it seemed like a decent selection. Now I'm all like, hrmmmm. Iunno. Downloading Metro 2033 Redux. See what happens. meh
 

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some interesting games came to Game Pass PC this month, games I wouldn't have necessarily bought otherwise-- A Plague Tale: Innocence, Wolfenstein: Youngblood...Rage 2 has also been available for a few months
 

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Can you specify install location of games on Game Pass? I want to give it a shot for a few titles like Metro, but my Windows partition is only 100gb as I install Steam/Origin games to another partition.

Edit: you can, but it's janky - you have to set the drive as the default place new apps will install. Dumb, I want all my Windows/dekstop apps on C: for backup image purposes, and games on D:. I believe I can just flip it back to C: default after installing each game but nonetheless, janky.
 
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I see Remnant: From the Ashes is available on Game Pass but currently only for Xbox...hopefully it gets added to PC soon along with Devil May Cry 5
 

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I just recently decided to take a longer look at the game pass and was surprised at the amount of games listed that were games I was wanting to play. So the offer was $1 for 3 months and then $15 per quarter. I mean how can you NOT get your moneys worth? First game I installed was Gears 5 and am absolutely loving it. Plague Tale of Innocence will be the next game and there are 4-5 others I am really looking forward to on the list. I believe the price may go up after a year or so as it says this is an introductory price but even then I can play/complete 2 game a month.
 

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Yep the promo is a no brainer and a good idea to get people on the platform. I like these sub based game services for single player stuff. The reality is I never have time to replay games or play more than 1-2 single player games at a time. As long as the pricing makes sense I'd rather use sub service and complete one 15-25 hour single player game every 1-2 months and move on. Cyberpunk is probably the next game I will actually buy (and cancel all my sub services until I have completed it haha).
 

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Stupid question, do you get to play the game for 3 months or do you get to keep the game after 3 months?
 

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Stupid question, do you get to play the game for 3 months or do you get to keep the game after 3 months?
that would be quite the deal if you got to keep the games after your subscription ended :) ...everyone would sign up for 1 month, download all the games they want and cancel :D
 

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that would be quite the deal if you got to keep the games after your subscription ended :) ...everyone would sign up for 1 month, download all the games they want and cancel :D
indeed, I didn't know if it was like the xbox live gold 1-2 free games per month. I see it is a subscription to play A list titles. I will redeem mine to try forza horizon 4, though I do prefer straight up Forza [7].
 

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Can you specify install location of games on Game Pass? I want to give it a shot for a few titles like Metro, but my Windows partition is only 100gb as I install Steam/Origin games to another partition.

Edit: you can, but it's janky - you have to set the drive as the default place new apps will install. Dumb, I want all my Windows/dekstop apps on C: for backup image purposes, and games on D:. I believe I can just flip it back to C: default after installing each game but nonetheless, janky.
That's really the only thing I don't like about the Xbox app. Hopefully, they change that since every other client of its type allows you to choose where you want your games and doesn't tie it in to some obscure Windows setting. Ugh.
 

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Five more games are on the way to Xbox Game Pass for PC...Microsoft said today that Indivisible, Reigns: Game of Thrones, Two Point Hospital, Wasteland Remastered, and Yakuza 0 will be added to the lineup "soon," presumably later this month...
 
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