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Although MS has doesn't appear to offer an annual pass for Xbox game pass for PC including EA Play Pass, there's a way to get $5 a month pricing (before price increase Thursday 9-17) by prepaying for up to 3 years.

PC Games list included if anyone is curious (doesn't yet show EA Play Pass games) is over 200 games:
https://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-g...s?=pcgames
Popular games include newest MS flight simulator, Wasteland 3, Sea of Thieves, crusader kings 3, Spiritfarer, Astroneer, no man's sky, outer worlds, a plague tale, Football Manager 2020, Forza, Gears 5, Halo Master Chief, Minecraft Dungeons, State of Decay 2, etc

First, if you haven't already, subscribe at this link. You will get charged $1 for first month if you are new subscriber.
https://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-g...s/pc-games

Once you do that, or if you are existing subscriber, goto this page to manage the subscription:
https://account.microsoft.com/services/
The basics are that you are canceling the "reoccurring billing" option, then extending for a month, repeat as desired.

Specific steps that work for me:
1) click manage next to the xbox game pass
2) click "turn off reoccuring billing" only! (DO NOT CLICK on cancel sub!)
3) click confirm button to not charge again
4) click subscribe in the phrase "but you can subscribe again at any time."
5) click "join now button" in middle of screen (one at top doesn't work for some reason)
6) click "join for $1" which is a lie because it's actually going to be $5, only first month gets charged at $1
7) Click "extend" button
you may get asked for password at this point for the live account, happens to me every couple times through
8) verify/complete the payment info and click "subscribe" button, in my case I'm using paypal. This is the step that charges you $4.99 to add 1 month to your current subscription.
9) Extend button now changes to a "manage" button.
10) Click that manage button, to start process all over again at first step.

Do this as much as you like, the person who told me about it said it worked for adding three years for them. It keeps the $1 for first month properly too. I'm up to a year and a half. I figure at this price which totals $60 a year (normal cost of one AAA game) I'll get my moneys worth for a few years with all the games they will have both from the normal MS xbox PC pass and the EA Play Pass. And it's not like MS or xbox is going out of business before then. Essentially this is a 50% discount on the upcoming price increase to $10/month.

After it's all done, final step is turn off reoccurring billing for good so you don't get surprised in 3 years Smilie

Note: This is PC only for this price. Console price is $10, price for both PC and console and xbox live gold pass is $15. There's no increase in pricing for the others as far as I know, just the PC.
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Last Edited by Devistater September 11, 2020 at 08:24 PM
If you have an existing account, and reoccurring billing is already off, you can flip it on, then turn it off again, following the rest of the steps to get extend and manage buttons, etc.

Per this post:
https://slickdeals.net/f/14338016-extend-ms-xbox-game-pass-for-pc-w-ea-play-pass-for-5-a-month-up-to-3-years-before-price-increase-thursday-4-99?p=140308754#post140308754
There's a method to get a year of PC ultimate (xbox, PC, xcloud, and gold) for only about $30 a year. I've not tried it myself, but sounds like it might work.

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deleted, i misread the thread, this is for PC Game Pass only
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Thanks the sneaky trick. Gamepass has some good games kept me sane will recovering from covid
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I am probably stupid right now. I pay 15$ a month for PC Ultimate. Can I take advantage of this?
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What if you already have recurring billing turned off? I can't figure out how to get to the extend or manage button?
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What if you already have recurring billing turned off? I can't figure out how to get to the extend or manage button?
should be able to just turn on recurring billing then turn it off again
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Best deal is to load up on 3 years of ultimate while you can via the live gold conversion. That way you get xCloud access. If you do the brazilian VPN method it's even cheaper than this.
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If you plan on getting an Xbox with the 2 years of service you can only have 3 years total of xbox game pass. You should be able to redeem the code at a later date.
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So if I get xbox series x , will this pass be cross platform compatible or this is limited to PC acess?

If not, is there a game pass for pc and Xbox combined?
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"oops this offer isn't available"
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If I already have game pass ultimate, do I need this?
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So if I get xbox series x , will this pass be cross platform compatible or this is limited to PC acess?

If not, is there a game pass for pc and Xbox combined?
Game pass ultimate is for both PC and Xbox, includes Xbox live gold, and is $15 a month (but deals are posted here frequently for 3 months for 30 or less, making it 10 bucks a month).
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Best deal is to load up on 3 years of ultimate while you can via the live gold conversion. That way you get xCloud access. If you do the brazilian VPN method it's even cheaper than this.
Let's say I buy the Brazil live code from cdkeys. Do I buy it without the VPN first and than activate it with the VPN? I'm confused in that part
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