Microsoft says it is expanding Xbox Game Pass to the PC

midian182

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Xbox One owners who use the service, which costs $10 per month, can access a rotating library of over 100 titles, resulting in its “Netflix of games” nickname. Earlier this year, Microsoft sweetened the deal when it announced all Microsoft Studio titles would be added to Xbox Game Pass on the day they launch—a move that hasn’t been well-received by retailers, who believe it will cause physical game sales to decline even further. With Gears of War 5, Halo Infinite, and Crackdown 3 set to appear on release day, their concerns look justified.

Nadella didn’t offer any details on what a PC version may look like."Bringing Game Pass to even the PC is going to be a big element of [increasing the strength of our gaming community]," said the CEO.

Thanks to Microsoft’s Play Anywhere initiative, which allows digital versions of Xbox titles to be played on both platforms, Game Pass is already available on the PC, but the number of supported games is limited. This new version will likely add more playable PC games and platform-exclusives, such as Age of Empires.

No word on when Microsoft plans to launch the PC-specific Game Pass, but with the foundations already in place, expect it to arrive sooner rather than later.

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toooooot

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I d use it for great story games. I could easily finish 2 3 within a month. And that's for 10! Will see what they can offer
 

Chesterfried

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Microsoft definitely needs to work on their PC marketing. I looked at Game Pass a few weeks back after being blown away by the Forza Horizon 4 demo, but didn't see any clear indication of PC support so I ended up just picking up the game at retail price. The game is incredible and I'm happy to support the developers, but $10 is a much easier pill to swallow given most games can be completed in less than a month.
 

Hammayon

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It's already out
PC-Specific game pass.

Sign up and you can download Forza Horizon 4 and Gears 5.

The Xbox Game Pass games available to play on PC are called XBOX Play Anywhere titles. Here is the list:

https://www.xbox.com/en-CA/xbox-game-pass/games

See the link on the left that says "Xbox Play Anywhere"

These are the PC games.

Techspot you are wrong imho, PC specific game pass is already out.
Unless you were referring to something else