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Microsoft announces Xbox Game Pass for PC

Xbox Game Pass is getting a PC upgrade

Microsoft announces Xbox Game Pass for PC

Microsoft announces Xbox Game Pass for PC

Xbox Game Pass has been available on PC from its inception, but PC users have been treated as second class citizens by the program. While Xbox users gained access to a large list of Xbox titles, spanning multiple hardware generations, PC users have been restricted to a small list of Xbox Play Anywhere titles. 

In effect, Game Pass on PC was restricted to first-party Xbox titles, almost exclusively. Thankfully, this is about to change. Introducing "Xbox Game Pass for PC". Yeah... I'm guessing Microsoft wants PC gamers to forget about their existing Game Pass offering for the PC platform...

On June 9th, at Microsoft's E3 2019 press conference, Xbox plans to reveal more details surrounding their plans for PC, which includes Xbox Game Pass for PC. At launch, the new service will include 1st party Xbox titles, games from Bethesda, Deep Silver, Devolver Digital, Paradox Interactive, SEGA and more. This package will have no shortage of games, and Microsoft plans to add more games to the service every month.   

Game Pass users will also receive a 20% discount on PC gamers within their Windows Store library and a 10% discount on their DLC content. 

Microsoft announces Xbox Game Pass for PC  

It is great to see Microsoft finally take Game Pass seriously on PC, as before now it merely acted as a cheap service for those who wanted monthly access to the company's first-party titles, such as the Forza, Sea of Thieves and Gears of War 4. Now, Game Pass on PC will likely become a service that is worth subscribing to over the long term. 

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