A tweet from Xbox
that the Xbox Game Pass is coming to PCs. They say this will offer
"Unlimited access to 100+ high-quality PC games from over 75 content partners."
They promise more details at their E3 briefing on June 9th, and in the meantime
on the plan, where Microsoft clarifies that this will be for
their favorite child, Windows 10. But they also outline plans to bring more than
20 Xbox Game Studios titles on Steam, "starting with Gears 5 and all Age of
Empires I, II & III: Definitive Editions." Here's word:
Two years ago, we
launched Xbox Game Pass on Xbox One, and since then we’ve seen how valuable a
curated library of high-quality games can be for players and game developers
alike. It offers a great way to discover and play your next favorite game. We
researched whether a similar opportunity exists for PC players and PC game
developers, and we believe that it does. We also considered the importance of
bringing something new and additive to the PC gaming ecosystem, and we believe
that we can. So, we designed a service specifically for the needs of PC gamers
and PC game developers. It’s called Xbox Game Pass, just like the original, but
it’s a new experience that we are building together with the PC community.
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
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.
We look forward to sharing more at E3, including the great games coming to the
library, as well as more details on when and how you’ll experience the new Xbox
Game Pass service for PC gamers.