Xbox is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the PC Game Pass in Southeast Asia (SEA), which was launched in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam on 19 April 2023. Since its launch, the service has shown tremendous growth in Asia, with notable figures including a doubling of Game Pass members in the past two years and over 12 million achievements achieved by SEA Game Pass gamers.
The most popular games in the SEA markets are Multiplayer Online Co-operative Games that are cross-platform, with Grounded and Sea of Thieves being two notable examples. The Philippines has had the most hours played on average, highlighting the strong gaming culture in the country.
The service has continuously evolved, providing players in the region with better visuals, immersive storylines, and exciting gameplay. New releases such as Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty and Ghostwire: Tokyo have been added, and upcoming fan-favorites Minecraft Legends will be available. The recent partnership with Riot Games also saw Riot’s biggest games, including Valorant and League of Legends, unlock in-game content for PC Game Pass members.
In addition, Xbox recently announced the Xbox Game Pass friend invitation for current Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC Game Pass members to give friends a 14-day PC Game Pass trial. This trial comes with all the benefits of PC Game Pass, including Day One titles from Xbox Game Studios, hundreds of high-quality PC games, EA play membership, and more. Xbox is committed to making gaming fun and accessible and spreading the joy of gaming with others.
Beyond an expansive PC Game Pass library, Xbox is launching the Xbox Wireless Controllers in SEA as part of its commitment to improving the gameplay experience for its Southeast Asian players. The launch of the Xbox Wireless Controllers will give players new ways to play the latest PC Game Pass games, and players can customize their gaming setup and adapt the controller to match their personal style.
“We’ve come a long way since we launched the PC Game Pass in SEA a year ago. This one-year anniversary is a celebration of all the support that Xbox has received from our SEA players. Our work only comes to life because of the joy that our players experience, and here in Southeast Asia, you have made our passion even stronger.
We remain committed to improving your gaming experience here in the region and are excited to bring new accessories to the region and to continue making great games available with PC Game Pass.
Beyond that, we are also committed to supporting local SEA developers through our [email protected] program. We want to empower gaming developers to create games that are local and unique to their culture,”
– Jeremy Hinton, Asia Business Director, Xbox.
Xbox is delighted to see such a vibrant gaming community in Southeast Asia and looks forward to growing with the gaming community in the years to come.
You can find out more about PC Game Pass at the official website.
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