Microsoft Announces Xbox Game Pass For PC


Much like the PlayStation Now subscription service, Microsoft also offers a means for gamers to enjoy a wide collection of video games for a subscription fee. Instead of purchasing the games or digital downloads, Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass gives players access to games through a cloud type service which gameplay is then streamed to the user from a Microsoft server. This collection of video games is consistently growing and today we’re finding out that Microsoft is aiming to deliver the same service to PC gamers.

This decision was announced by Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella which will compete against Sony’s PlayStation Now service which also offers a means to enjoy streaming video games on the PlayStation 4 and the PC platform. Now, this announcement doesn’t come with any sort of roadmap so if you were hoping to get a release date as to when you can enjoy the Xbox Game Pass on the PC platform then you’re out of luck for the time being.

However, we do have some suspicion that this announcement was made for more details to be unveiled during the Xbox XO 18 event which is happening early next month. It’s within this even that supposed new video game announcements which could highlight new titles being added to the Xbox Game Pass as well.

As mentioned, this is a subscription service so it’s likely that the fee will remain the same at $9.99 per month. With this fee, players will gain access to such titles as Forza Horizon 4, Sea of Thieves, Fallout 4, Doom among several other video game titles.

[Source: Eurogamer]