Microsoft has announced that it will be bringing its Xbox Game Pass subscription service to Windows PC. The PC version of the pass will offer “a curated library of over 100 high-quality PC games on Windows 10.”
In other words, the game pass, which offers its users access to a large library of Xbox One games for a monthly fee, will be operating differently on PC. Phil Spencer, executive vice president of gaming at Microsoft, goes so far as to call this new subscription service “a new experience that we are building together with the PC community.”
What kinds of games can players expect to see?
Microsoft has mentioned that its list of more than 100 PC games will come from publishers like Bethesda Softworks, Deep Silver, Devolver Digital, Paradox Interactive, and Sega. Furthermore, Microsoft intends to include new games from Xbox Game Studios on PC on the same day of these games’ global releases.
On this front, Spencer had this to say: “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.”
Access to a large game library isn’t the only benefit of getting an Xbox Game Pass for PC, either. Subscribers will also get a discount on games and downloadable content via the Microsoft Store on Windows. Spencer has specifically mentioned “up to 20% on games currently in the library and up to 10% off related game DLCs and add-ons” as discounts that subscribers will be able to enjoy.
While a launch date nor a price point has been announced for the Xbox Game Pass for PC, Microsoft will be sharing more about this new subscription service at E3 2019, on June 9.
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