Xbox Game Pass for PC, now includes EA Play! [XGP:PC]

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  1. Cyan

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    the Evil Within also improved on gamepass PC compared to the Steam version.

    https://gamingbolt.com/the-evil-wit...seems-to-be-an-improved-port-with-new-options

    A speedrunner for the game, Jigsaw_Killer, posted on his YouTube that the version of the game now available on Xbox Game Pass PC is not the same as the previous Steam PC version. In fact, it seems to have improved a lot. Not only do they say it runs much smoother, it also has several new options, such as a first person mode, FOV slider, new icons for sneaking and using torches Low/Medium options for Camera Bob and stamina functionality has been tweaked.

    There has been nothing official said about this, so it’s unclear if this is going to be exclusive to the Xbox Game Pass PC version or will eventually this version will be ported over to the Steam version or consoles.
     
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  2. jayco

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    Mmmm.... is there any reason why The New Collosus is not available on GP?
     
  3. Zaphod

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    Because it's only 10 months since it left the first time? Or to focus on the sequels as not to crowd out the space too much by dumping everything in at the same time? Doom (2016), Fallout 3, Rage (and probably more) aren't in there either.

    While MS has talked a lot about first party day one on games pass, I don't think they have promised first party games being available in perpetuity. Personally I think they'll put many/most first party games on some kind of rotation to keep things fresh and avoid player fatigue by most of the library growing stale over time. Make old things new again. Perhaps with the exception of some MS stalwarts with strong staying power.
     
  4. Silent_Buddha

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    There's also a chance that if any of those games are available on another platform/storefront/streaming service that there are contractual obligations that prevent them from being made available on Game Pass until those obligations expire.

    Perhaps Doom 2016 is limited by obligations to Stadia, for example.

    Regards,
    SB
     
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  5. Pete

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    Apparently the beta Xbox Game Streaming app for Windows 10 PCs has been leaked for a few months. It lets you use something other than an Android device to try Xbox cloud gaming. A couple hitches: you're only getting the Xbox One S experience, and it may require you to have been invited to the beta previously.

    Anyway, you download the app via a website that parses MS Store links (RG-Adguard) to give you the direct link to the required installer (~218MB .appxbundle, near the bottom). Just ctrl-F RG-Adguard in the Ars piece for the instructional paragraph with the links. Install the app, click the menu icon on the upper left, select Project xCloud, enter XGPUBeta when prompted for the offering ID, and you're in. You need a Game Pass Ultimate subscription, of course, but I think that's still just a $1 hurdle. Or you can stream locally from your own Xbox.

    TL;DR:

    1) goto RG-Adguard
    2) paste this URL a public URL for the app's Spanish version and hit enter
    3) run it through virustotal.com and discover you're not the first
    4) install it
    5) click the drop down menu on the top left for xCloud
    6) enter XGPUBeta as the offering ID
    7) fullscreen it and scroll through an impressive list of essentially instant (albeit potentially laggy) plays

    I gave xCloud a quick test over a 5GHz ac connection and it's kind of amazing to start a game without a 50GB download and install. Will try to A/B a direct ethernet conxn with a game I have locally, but it won't learn anything Digital Foundry's Stadia reviews haven't touched on already except how much input lag I can tolerate. Cool that you can play some games not available on PC, like at least some of the Rare Replay collection and Outer Wilds.

    Edit: Input lag heinous on my shaky conxn.[/S]
     
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  6. Cyan

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    Very happy with gamepass PC as of now. I purchased a few games on the service, they added EA Play -sports games was a weak point before- recently, some excellent games like Nier Automata and Autopath Traveller, etc... Things are getting better by the day.

    [​IMG]
     
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    yeah, finally the "taste" of the games on Gamepass starting to fit my taste lol. Btw really glad they didn't encrypt niear automata save file. I injected a 100% save from someone on steam forum hahaha. no way I'm replaying everything again. I now can jump directly into the 2-094u3284y3294y98 (spelling?) DLC
     
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  8. see colon

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    So I fought with this for a while, it would either tell me there was an unexpected error or that I wasn't connected to the internet. I tried a bunch of stuff and most of it didn't work, but I found using a VPN with shadowsocks as the protocol let me install games. But then I have to disconnect from it to play them. It's pretty goofy. It didn't happen with every game, but Youngblood was one of them, along with The Medium and Call of the Sea.

    Also, and I don't know if this affected anything gamepass wise, but there is an xbox networking status checker in the windows 10 settings, and I had a "Teredo is unable to qualify" error under NAT Type, which I fixed by disabling ipv6. I don't know if that actually fixes anything but it's there.
     
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