Xbox Game Pass for PC will give players unlimited access to a curated library of over 100 high-quality PC games on Windows 10, from well-known PC game developers and publishers such as Bethesda, Deep Silver, Devolver Digital, Paradox Interactive, SEGA, and more. 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. We’re working with over 75 developers and publishers to bring PC content to the service and we’ll ensure the library remains curated and full of great PC titles across a variety of genres, with new games added every month.
Xbox Game Pass for PC members will also receive discounts in the Microsoft Store on Windows of up to 20% on games currently in the library and up to 10% off related game DLC and add-ons.
We look forward to sharing more at E3, including the great games coming to the library, as well as more details on when and how you’ll experience the new Xbox Game Pass service for PC gamers.
At the conference, Microsoft will reveal the details of how you can actually sign up for Game Pass on the PC with the launch of the beta. According to people familiar with company plans, the PC version of Game Pass will be included with Ultimate Game Pass that was announced earlier this year for no additional cost.
Further, Microsoft is working on a specific PC Gaming app called Garrison, that will be used to help orchestrate the GamePass experience across multiple devices/stores. Phil Spencer had said previously that he was looking to overhaul the gaming experience in the Microsoft Store and the Garrison application is likely the fruit of that labor.
I have not heard yet if there will be a stand-alone SKU of PC Game Pass but it would seem odd to launch the new service without the option as not everyone needs the full Ultimate offering.
Looks like some games are starting to leak for Game Pass
More than 20 games apparently available to download now for XB1.
XB1 Game Pass games -
Astroneer Battle Chasers: Nightwar Bridge Constructor Portal Everspace Hollow Knight Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight Moonlighter Neon Chrome Old Man's Journey Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun Shenmue Shenmue II Silence - The Whispered World 2 Smoke and Sacrifice SteamWorld Dig 2 Supermarket Shriek Riverbond Thimbleweed Park Wizard of Legend
God damn, that’s a fine list. Slightly annoyed that I bought Hollow Knight a week ago, but I’d be even more annoyed if I’d bought Battle Chasers in the sale last night, as I planned to. Nice to have the Shenmues too. Not something I would have re-bought, but good to have easy access to.
Meep wrote:The gamepass in confusing in that you cannot always play games on PC as they are not included in "play anywhere" despite the fact that PC versions of those games exist. It's kind of misleading.
Only the XB1 Game Pass has officially launched, the Play Anywhere games are just a bonus.