Update 30/3: Microsoft has issued a statement saying that the PC Game Pass will cost RM0.50 for the duration of the preview.
Good news, PC gamers! Microsoft's video game subscription service, PC Game Pass, is finally making its way here for the first time! The company announced that starting today, you'll be able to subscribe to the PC Game Pass if you're in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand or Vietnam. With PC Game Pass, you'll have access to a library of over 100 games including new Xbox Game Studio releases on day one, iconic Bethesda games and an EA Play membership - essentially, more games than you have time to enjoy (let's not forget your existing Steam backlog!).
This includes Minecraft, Forza Horizon 5, Age of Empires IV, Sea of Thieves and Microsoft Flight Simulator, as well as new Xbox Game Studios titles like Halo Infinite and iconic franchises like Fallout and The Elder Scrolls from Bethesda Softworks. EA Play is also included with the service, featuring some of the world’s biggest franchises including FIFA, Battlefield, The Sims and Mass Effect.
The service, which is scheduled to officially launch later this year, can be trialled for merely
RM1 RM0.50 for the duration of the preview. All you have to do is download Xbox Insider, sign in, navigate to Previews, and join the PC Game Pass Southeast Asia Market Expansion preview. Once you're registered, you're good to go. Because this service is in preview, participants are encouraged to test and share their feedback on how the service can be improved.
There's no mention of how long this trial period will be (Microsoft has announced that they will release more info later this year) but RM0.50 to access Microsoft's huge catalogue of games for a short time is a pretty good deal regardless!