Microsoft has announced that it will expand its PC Game Pass subscription service to 40 new countries, bringing the total number of supported countries to over 100. The move will make the service available in regions such as South America, the Middle East, and Africa, where it was previously unavailable.
PC Game Pass allows subscribers to access a library of over 200 games for a monthly fee. The library includes a mix of first-party Microsoft titles and third-party games, and new games are added regularly. Subscribers also get discounts on games and DLC, and can purchase games outright at a discount.
The expansion of PC Game Pass is part of Microsoft’s broader push to make gaming more accessible and inclusive. In addition to expanding its subscription service, the company has also been working to make its games more accessible to players with disabilities. For example, its Xbox Adaptive Controller allows players with limited mobility to play games using a customizable controller.
The company’s recent acquisition of ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, also gives it access to a range of popular game franchises, including Fallout, Elder Scrolls, and Doom. Microsoft has said that it will continue to make Bethesda games available on other platforms, but it’s likely that some games will be exclusive to the Xbox and PC.
Overall, the expansion of PC Game Pass is good news for gamers in regions that previously didn’t have access to the service. With its growing library of games and discounts, PC Game Pass is becoming an increasingly attractive option for gamers who want to play a variety of games without breaking the bank.