Microsoft has announced that its like-Netflix-but-with-games subscription service will be coming to Windows PCs with a “curated” catalogue of 100-plus games from publishers and developers including Bethesda, Deep Silver, Sega, and more.
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. It offers a great way to discover and play your next favorite game. We researched whether a similar opportunity exists for PC players and PC game developers, and we believe that it does,” Xbox boss Phil Spencer explains.
“We also considered the importance of bringing something new and additive to the PC gaming ecosystem, and we believe that we can. So, we designed a service specifically for the needs of PC gamers and PC game developers. It’s called Xbox Game Pass, just like the original, but it’s a new experience that we are building together with the PC community.”
Much like the Xbox version, new games from Microsoft Game Studios will be available on the service at release time, and subscribers get discounts on those games that they choose to purchase for keepsies.
No launch date or pricing info has been confirmed for now, but we can expect more about that at E3.