Apple unveiled its new game subscription service Arcade at its September event; well it didn’t take long for Google to unveil its own called Google Play Pass. Like Apple Arcade, subscription will cost $4.99 monthly and can be shared with up to five other family members.
In its blogpost, Google said: “Play Pass is a new subscription service that gives you access to more than 350 apps and games that are completely unlocked—all free of ads, in-app purchases and upfront payments. Play Pass offers a high-quality, curated collection of titles from Stardew Valley to AccuWeather, with new apps and games added every month.”
Google Play Pass will be launching first in the United States and will be available in other countries soon. Google is offering a free 10-day trial first after which intending subscribers must pay the monthly $4.99. From now till October 10 at 11:59pm PT, Google says Play Pass will be available for $1.99 for the first twelve months after which the regular $4.99 monthly fee will come into play.
Games you can find on Play Pass includes Terraria, Monument Valley, Risk, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, AccuWeather, LIMBO, Lichtspeer, Mini Metro and Old Man’s Journey. Games like This War of Mine and Cytus are coming soon and there will also be new additions every month.
Google has added a Play Pass tab on the Play Store so games can be easily located, just look for the “ticket logo” to get started. All apps and games on Play Pass homepage or Play Store are unlockable with the subscription. To access Play Store, open Play Store and tap the menu at the top left.
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