Microsoft brings preview of PC Game Pass to more countries in Middle East

If any company out there has tried to bring the equivalent of Netflix for gaming, Microsoft has done just that with PC Game Pass. Availability has been expanding and it gets even better this time; more countries worldwide are getting a preview of it before the official rollout, this includes few in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Testing availability in Middle East and North Africa

While the full PC Game Pass service has been available officially in Saudi Arabia and UAE for quite some time (excluding the cloud gaming service), gamers in select countries in the region will now have the chance to try it for a low price before the full rollout.

The preview of PC Game Pass is launching in the following countries:

  • Qatar
  • Bahrain
  • Kuwait
  • Algeria
  • Tunisia
  • Egypt
  • Morocco
  • Oman

Gamers can now sign up for the PC Game Pass Preview program via the Xbox Insider app (get it from the Microsoft Store) on your PC. You should see the prompt to signup when you open the app. Registered insiders will pay the equivalent of less than $0.50 (converted to the local currency) for the special testing price. Then users will pay the standard monthly subscription price once it has officially launched.

The other benefit include access to day one releases, an EA Play membership, iconic games from Bethesda Studios, and more. While it’s been available on both the Xbox and PC in certain countries, this is a good sign that gaming is maturing to the point that Microsoft sees it worthy of rolling our PC Game Pass to more markets.

Want to know how you can sign up to the preview? Check out the video below.

Image Credit: Xbox website

Author: Yasser Masood

Think of me as a grassroots community evangelist. Juggling social media while covering technology/digital trends across the Middle East and crossroads of society and culture, while unearthing other perspectives that pique my interests.

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