Xbox Game Pass for PC gets a discount, now available at Rs 489 for 8 months

The Xbox Game Pass is the ultimate way to play video games on your PC, Smartphone and other devices without spending a fortune on expensive gaming consoles. Due to the recent boom in the Indian gaming industry, Microsoft is waving a hand of celebration by giving the Xbox Game Pass to all the Indian gamers for Rs 489 for eight months. This is an exclusive deal because you’ll be able to enjoy your favourite gaming titles without spending money on a gaming PC or gaming consoles. 

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For those who don’t know, Xbox Game Pass is a cloud-based gaming service that allows players to play graphic-intensive games on standard devices. The games run on the cloud and thus give you the freedom to play them without owning any consoles or expensive gaming gear. Earlier, the Xbox Game Pass used to cost around Rs 699, which is now being revised to Rs 489 for 8 months. 

What is Xbox Game Pass and how does it work?

As mentioned above, Xbox Game Pass is a cloud-based service that allows you to store, play and add video games to your library for a monthly subscription fee. It gives you unlimited access to the game library without actually purchasing them. For a monthly subscription, you can play as many games as you want and if you like to cancel your subscription, you can do that as well. 

By simply downloading the app on your PC or smartphone, you can get access to hundreds of games. The USP of using Xbox Game Pass instead of conventional gaming is its affordability and reliability. To make the gaming experience even better, Microsoft has reduced the price of the Xbox Game Pass and now, anyone with a standard smartphone or computer can play graphics-intensive gaming titles.

Xbox Game Pass for PC: how to buy

Here is how you can claim the discount for Xbox Game Pass for PC. Before moving forward, make sure you have Windows 10 (v1903) or higher and the Xbox app installed on your computer. 

  1. In your PC’s browser, click here to directly visit the Xbox Game Pass for PC page. 
  2. Click on the green “Join” button and enter your Microsoft login credentials. 
  3. If you don’t have a user account yet, click on the “Create one” option and complete the signup procedure. 
  4. Login to your Microsoft user account and go to the Xbox Game Pass for PC tab. 
  5. Select the eight-month package and complete the payment. 
  6. Now, go back to the Xbox app on your computer and login into your account. 
  7. You’ll receive a notification upon successful completion of the payment and your game pass will be activated. 
  8. Now, select the game of your choice and start playing. 

Xbox Game Pass for PC: terms and conditions

Here are some of the terms and conditions of the Xbox Game Pass for PC. Please make sure you read them before purchasing the subscription for Xbox Game Pass for PC. 

  1. The Rs 489/eight months promotional package is valid for new users. Players who already have a subscription for Xbox Game Pass for PC are not eligible for the offer.
  2. After the promotional offer expires, the subscription automatically continues at the then-current regular price.
  3. Users need to create a Microsoft account in order to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass.
  4. Players need to have a strong internet connection in order to play the game smoothly (broadband recommended)
  5. Xbox Game Pass does not support third-party stores such as Steam on PC.
  6. Xbox Game Pass for PC only works on PC. (click here to learn more about Xbox Game Pass packages)
  7. Users can cancel the auto-payment after eight months to avoid any future payment.
Ashish Khaitan

Ashish Khaitan is a Delhi University graduate with 2+ years of experience in tech writing. He has written troubleshooting guides for hardware and software products, and has previously worked for publications like AnimeIndia and OTAKUSMART. Ashish covers deals, gaming and features on Pricebaba. He enjoys reading comics and is a big fan of Japanese anime.