Bad news for those who bought Battlefield 2042, the game can soon join the Xbox Game Pass library according to the game statistics list of the stores.
As spotted by XGP last week, just like with what the FIFA 22 title did last week, Battlefield 2042’s Xbox store listing has been updated to mark the game will be included in Game Pass and EA Play, bundled with a Game Pass Ultimate subscription. At the time of launch, Battlefield 2042 and FIFA 22 both appeared to be inaccessible through subscription services.
However, FIFA was announced as a PlayStation Plus title this week, which shows that publisher EA is poised to offer recent six-month old titles on subscription services. EA recently released Battlefield 2042’s 4.0 update, which brought with it hundreds of bug fixes, as well as the much-requested chat feature by gamers. EA DICE’s shooting action game was released in October, but due to many criticisms, the game was quickly added to the Game Pass library after only a few months of release.
Microsoft recently announced a promotion that will give away a free PC Game Pass trial to non-members who can already play some of its biggest 2021 game releases. Anyone who has played Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5, or Age of Empires IV on PC between release and February 28, 2022, is eligible for a three-month PC Game Pass trial. However, the offer is only available to those who have never been a Game Pass member on Xbox or PC. So users will need to play purchased copies of the titles on Halo Infinite’s free multiplayer modes.
Publisher EA has announced that a trial of Battlefield 2042 will be included with EA Play, Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, giving subscribers to these services the chance to play for up to 10 hours for free. That means they can definitely experience the new shooter before deciding whether to buy it or not, following the many Battlefield open betas held in October. In fact, Battlefield 2042 will be included in the release. EA Play’s trial is good news, as it means more players will be able to experience the game without buying it right away. 10 hours will be enough time to decide if it’s really right for you and want to buy when it launches in the middle of the month.