Microsoft recently gave us a glimpse of their E3 line-up. The company recently revealed that their console exclusive subscription service, Xbox Game Pass, will be making its way to PC. They will be re-launching a new version of the subscription service for Windows 10 and will bringing over 100 titles from the start. It seems that this expansion will help Microsoft in bridging the gap between console and PC players.
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer said that it is the company’s “intent” to make their first-party exclusives available through this new version of Game Pass on PC and that it will coincide on the same day as their release. These will also include the upcoming games from recently acquired studios Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment.
Spencer also confirmed that Gears of War 5 and Age of Empires 1, 2 and 3 will be coming to Steam later this year. Along with these games, they will also continue to build on the Microsoft games already available on the platform. Along with the 100 titles coming the service on launch, they have confirmed that developers such as Sega, Deep Silver, Bethesda, Paradox Interactive and Devolver Digital are on board.
Subscribers on PC will get the same benefits as console subscribers through the Microsoft Store. This includes being able to play first-party exclusives via Game Pass on release day. Subscribers will also get 20 percent off the games included in the service’s library, if you wish to own the title. At this point, it is unclear how much the service will cost.
The PC expansion has come as no surprise as Xbox has been in support of crossplay for many years now. It will also add another layer to Xbox’s Play Anywhere initiative. There will be more information about the service at E3 2019.
Are you excited about the announcement of Game Pass coming to PC?