Microsoft is officially bringing its Xbox Game Pass to PC. In a statement given to PCGamesN, Microsoft’s executive vice president of gaming, Phil Spencer, revealed that the subscription will soon be available as a dedicated PC service.
Imaginatively titled ‘Xbox Game Pass for PC’, the new service “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.”
The company’s intention is to bring games developed by Xbox studios to the PC version of the pass on the same day as their global release. Spencer says that Microsoft is 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.” Subscribers will also benefit from discounts of up to 20% on games and DLC available via the Microsoft Store.
The Xbox Game Pass has, in some ways, been available on PC for a while now. More than a year ago, Microsoft revealed that cross-platform games would be available via the pass on both Xbox and PC, but that required the game to be an ‘Xbox Play Anywhere’ title. That included plenty of games, including Sea of Thieves and Forza Horizon 4, but wasn’t necessarily a great purchase for PC-only players.
The Xbox Game Pass for PC should be a much easier sell for Microsoft, especially with so many studios now available to draw from. More details, likely including pricing, release date, and the games that will actually be available via the pass, will be revealed during E3.