Google Play has come with a ‘new’ way (not really new, but new for Google) of playing games, and enjoying digital content; The Google Play Pass. Now what exactly is it? The Play Pass is a new subscription service that gives customers access to more that 350 apps and games that are ‘unlocked’. These ‘unlocked’ games actually are free of Ads, In-App Purchases, and upfront payments. So, that’s actually pretty cool if you’re a fan of Android gaming at the very least.
Some notable titles that have been included so far in the Play Pass, are Stardew Valley, AccuWeather, Terraria, Star Wars KOTOR, and a few more others. New apps and games will also be added in every month.
The Google Play Pass is coming to U.S. Android devices this week, with more countries being added in ‘soon’. Not sure where Malaysia stands in that, but if we’re looking at previous Google services (YouTube Red, Premium, etc), we can expect to wait a while. Users can get started with a 10-day free trial, and then pay $4.99/month (RM 20).
And it all honesty, I’m a big fan of Android gaming. I love watching new titles, indie titles, and other games rising up in the Google Play Store, and a subscription service like this makes a whole array of games and apps more accessible, for a reasonable price. Hopefully, international availability is made soon, but let’s leave it to our Western friends to beta test it for us first ;).