Xbox Game Pass Officially Releasing For PC

Xbox Game Pass is coming to Windows 10, but many questions remain

Microsoft to make its Xbox Game Pass available for PCs now too

Xbox Game Pass will launch with over 100 PC games on Windows 10 from well-known devs and publishers including Paradox Interactive, Sega, Bethesda, Deep Silver and Devolver Digital, among others.

If anybody prefers to buy their games on the Microsoft Store, well, you can keep right on truckin'. 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. Although it has the same name as the Xbox One service, Microsoft says that Xbox Game Pass for PC is "a new experience" that will serve PC players and game developers.

Announced via Xbox Wire, the company expressed their wish for more PC players to experience their wonderful products.

Two years ago, we launched Xbox Game Pass on Xbox One, and since then we've seen how valuable a curated library of high-quality games can be for players and game developers alike.

Spencer added that PC gamers will now also be able to purchase Xbox Game Studios from other platforms such as Steam in addition to the Microsoft Store.

Xbox Games With Gold for June have been announced for Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Newer releases for Xbox One coming to the service are National Hockey League 19 and Rivals of Aether.

"We've not always lived up to our aspiration of keeping gamers at the center of everything we do when it comes to the experience they've had on Windows", Xbox head Phil Spencer said in a blog post.

Finally, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will be getting support for Win32 games, and they will be fully supporting the format on services such as Microsoft Store.

Many gamers don't like UWP games because they're locked down, meaning players can't tweak the games and install mods - something many PC gamers are passionate about.

For years, PC gaming has flourished nearly in spite of Microsoft's efforts, as the company has tried (and failed) on several occasions to funnel players into its own digital storefronts.

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