Last week Microsoft announced that PC gamers will have access to the Xbox game library via the Xbox Game Pass later this year.
Introducing Xbox Game Pass Designed for PC Players
Two years ago, Microsoft launched Xbox Game Pass on Xbox One, and since then they’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 favourite game. They researched whether a similar opportunity exists for PC players and PC game developers, and they believe that it does. Microsoft also considered the importance of bringing something new and additive to the PC gaming ecosystem, and believe that they can. So, Microsoft 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 they 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 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.
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Microsoft are set to reveal more information on how and when PC gamers can get access to Xbox Game Pass at their E3 keynote. Australians and New Zealanders can experience E3 in style by watching the Xbox keynote at their local Hoyts recliner class cinema.