We have a new contender! After notable success on the Xbox platform, Microsoft has now revealed plans to bring its Game Pass subscription service to PC.
This is a service similar to Netflix, where gamers pay $9.99 per month to get access to a library of games.
Some 200 new and old titles, including many big Microsoft games like Forza Horizon 4, Gears of War 4, and Sea of Thieves.
While we don’t have enough details about its features, Redmond is confident what it will mean for PC gamers. CEO Satya Nadella termed it a big element of increasing the strength of Microsoft’s gaming community. This, he revealed during the FY19 Q1 earnings call.
And although Nadella did not reveal when this will happen and what games will be available on the PC, there is a solid chance that Game Pass will be tied to the Microsoft Store on Windows 10.
Most first-party titles like Quantum Break and ReCore are certain to be available for subscribers.
Overall, this is an excellent move into PC territory for Microsoft, with the company trying to successful turn into the Netflix of video games.
The software titan already has the successful Xbox Play Anywhere program, an initiative that allows buyers to purchase a game on Xbox and also play it on their PCs. And this new development will hopefully strengthen its newfound gaming success.
Good stuff, all around.