Microsoft has come up with a good news for Xbox gamers as it has announced the launch of its Xbox Game Pass subscription service for PC. Previously, it was only available for the console-based platform but now Window 10 users would be able to play games using this subscription service. By entering into a partnership with several third-party developers such as Bethesda, Deep Silver, Paradox Interactive Sega, and Developer Digital, it has decided to unveil a “curated library” of over 100 games.
Due to Microsoft’s Play Anywhere initiative, players can play games on console or PC. But there was less number of games available for the PC platform. Now, with the addition of a large number of games, it will be possible for players to enjoy more games on PC. Xbox head, Phil Spencer, said that new subscribers will get a discount of 20% for buying games from Microsoft Store. This Xbox news has left the PC gamers in a state full of excitement.
Microsoft didn’t share many details about the PC service cost and whether there will be separate subscriptions for console and PC or not. Also, the time of the launch of the new Xbox Game Pass Service for PC gamers will be announced at the E3 event next month. Spencer said that apart from Microsoft stores, players will have several other options available such as Epic Games to buy games out of their choice.
Microsoft is expected to support Win32 apps in the coming future and it will be possible to distribute the same file on various stores such as Steam, the Epic Games and the Microsoft Store. And it would have nothing to do with Universal Windows Platform (UWP) API.