Microsoft's new big day one Game Pass access program includes PC

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Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is expanding its Game Pass option for Xbox owners, adding new first-party games to the digital smorgasbord the same day that they hit the market.

The program will kick off with Sea of Thieves on March 20th, which means that anyone with a subscription for Xbox Game Pass will be able to download and play the game on launch day.

Microsoft Studios isn't stopping there because future first party titles are also coming to the service including new iterations from the Halo, Forza and Gears of War franchises.

This is no doubt an incredible deal for gamers everywhere.

"The number one request from our customers. was to get new blockbuster games into Game Pass", says Microsoft's gaming boss Phil Spencer in an interview with The Verge.

Xbox Game Pass is a cool service allowing many Xbox One gamers to play a host of great games for just a small monthly fee.

The featured "Enhanced" games are Assassin's Creed: Origins, Forza Motorsport 7, Super Lucky's Tale, Cuphead, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Gears of War 4, Halo Wars 2, Halo 5: Guardians, FIFA 18, Minecraft, Star Wars Battlefront II, PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS, and (of course) more. The latter of which has taken an interesting new jump in merging its flagging exclusive games lineup with one of its core strengths: backwards compatibility and digital-based focus.

Speaking to The Verge, Spencer said - "I have been on public record saying I want people to play the games they play on the devices they want to play them on, so stay tuned". As part of today's library expansion, we are also pleased to announce that we are working closely with our retail partners, such as GameStop, to offer a 6-month Xbox Game Pass subscription card for those fans who look for a variety of ways to purchase and enjoy new games and services.

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