Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, recently revealed on the Xbox Wire that the popular Xbox Game Pass is coming to PC. Spencer went on to say that they are looking to add over 100 games to the PC version of the Xbox Game Pass from over 75 developers like Bethesda, Deep Silver, Paradox Interactive, SEGA and more. These games will include cross-platform and cross-network play between Windows 10 PCs and consoles and support Win32 app format. It was not specified whether all games will include cross-platform/network gameplay or most. We would venture to say it will be a majority but not all as that would severely limit the amount of single player games available.
Xbox Game Pass is available currently for Xbox for $9.99/month for Xbox, although at the time of this writing the first month is $1.00. No update on how much this new service will cost or if it will be bundled in with the Xbox pricing. Spencer finally added that even more information will be revealed at the annual Xbox E3 2019 briefing on Sunday June 9th including game lineup and offers.
If you’re not familiar with how Xbox Game Pass works it’s quite simple – think Netflix. Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service that is in addition to Xbox Live. Once subscribed you can browse the library of hundreds of games and install them with no additional cost. You can play it as often and as long as you want as long as it’s still available on the Game Pass. Again, kind of like Netflix. Also members of the Xbox Game Pass are entitled to save up to 20% on Xbox One game purchases from the current Game Pass library plus up to 10% off related game add-ons and consumables.
Stay tuned for more information during this years E3 which runs from June 11th through June 13th.