Xbox Game Pass is a great service. We have praised its value on several occasions. It’s low cost and great value in return makes it easily the best gaming subscription service currently available. Now, Microsoft is taking steps to expand the service value even further. Xbox Game Pass is coming to PC with over 100 games. This was confirmed through an official post on behalf of Xbox.
Phil Spencer said in an official statement :
“Xbox Game Pass for PC will give players unlimited access to a curated library of over 100 high-quality PC games on Windows 10, from well-known PC game developers and publishers such as Bethesda, Deep Silver, Devolver Digital, Paradox Interactive, SEGA, and more. And just as we committed on the console, it is our intent to include new games from Xbox Game Studios in Xbox Game Pass for PC the same day as their global release, including titles from newly acquired studios like Obsidian and inXile. We’re working with over 75 developers and publishers to bring PC content to the service and we’ll ensure the library remains curated and full of great PC titles across a variety of genres, with new games added every month.”
“Xbox Game Pass for PC members will also receive discounts in the Microsoft Store on Windows of up to 20% on games currently in the library and up to 10% off related game DLC and add-ons.”
More information about Game Pass on PC will be made available during Microsoft’s E3 conference.
More Xbox games coming to Steam
Microsoft announced some time ago that Halo: The Master Chief Collection was coming to Steam. This Steam relationship is going to flourish even more. Spencer added: “We will continue to add to the more than 20 Xbox Game Studios titles on Steam, starting with Gears 5 and all Age of Empires I, II & III: Definitive Editions.”
Win32 Games Support for Windows 10
Today Microsoft went all in when it comes to catering the PC market. They also announced that Windows 10 is going to support Win32 games. Spencer was blunt about how developers feel about Win32 and added: ” We recognize that Win32 is the app format that game developers love to use and gamers love to play, so we are excited to share that we will be enabling full support for native Win32 games to the Microsoft Store on Windows. This will unlock more options for developers and gamers alike, allowing for the customization and control they’ve come to expect from the open Windows gaming ecosystem.”