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Google announces Play Pass, service to compete with Apple Arcade

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Google announces Play Pass, service to compete with Apple Arcade

Less than a week after the launch of Apple Arcade, Google announced its Google Play Pass-focused video game subscription service, which seeks to compete with Apple's latest service.

For $ 4.99 per month, you get access to a library of over 350 apps (not just games), which gets new games monthly. According to Google, no Play Pass games will have advertising or microtransactions. Some games of the service are worth mentioning: Stardew Valley, Monument Valley 1 & 2, Terraria, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Limbo and Old Man’s Journey are some excellent examples.

For families who share game accounts, the managers of this account can share Google Play Pass content with up to five other members. Once the service is available, Google Play Store users will be able to find the product upon entering the store, press the menu icon in the upper left corner, and search for Play Pass.

Google Play Store customers will be able to find Play Pass games through a dedicated tab or on the game page, where some games will be marked as part of Play Pass.

In a press release, Google also said that if producers want to make their own games available on Google Play Pass, they can contact the company, but only guests will have their games on the platform.

The Google Play Pass will be available in the United States during this week. Other countries will receive the service later.

Abílio Rodrigues (of Rivia) is the technology editor of IGN Portugal, a confessed music lover and PC gaming enthusiast. You can follow him on @KaikaneTR

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