Microsoft is bringing its all-you-can-eat Xbox games service to PC, folks, letting all of you keyboard and mouse elitists (me) access a whole heap of titles for a single monthly fee.
While some of the games on Xbox Game Pass can already be played across Windows, the new offering is actually a brand new venture. It’ll essentially function the same as the Xbox version, but built for PC gamers.
At launch, Xbox Game Pass for PC will feature 100 games from more than 75 developers, so there’ll be heaps there to kick things off. To put that into perspective, less than 20 of the titles on Xbox Game Pass are available to play on PC. Moving forward, you can expect many newer titles, particularly Microsoft exclusives, to become available as they’re released.
“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,” Microsoft said in a statement.
The service will offer games from well-known devs like Bethesda, Deep Silver, Devolver Digital, Paradox Interactive, SEGA, and more. We still don’t know exactly what’s included just yet, but it’s sure to be a pretty decent cross-section of stuff.
And if you decide you really like one of those games and wanna own it forever, you can buy a copy at a 20 per cent discount. Members will also cop a 10 per cent discount on DLC and related games.
On top of all this, Microsoft will be releasing more of its titles via PC gaming platform, Steam, including Gears 5, Age of Empires: DE, Age of Empires II: DE and Age of Empires III: DE.
The price of Game Pass for PC hasn’t been announced yet, but I’d wager it’ll be the same as, or close to, the Xbox subscription price of $10.95 per month.Image: Microsoft