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Microsoft announce Xbox Game Pass subscription for PC

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Xbox Game Pass for PC

Microsoft have officially announced Xbox Game Pass monthly subscription service for PC. At the moment, there are no specific launch dates and the price is also yet to be revealed, but more details are expected at E3 2019 next week.

Xbox Game Pass, the monthly subscription service available to Xbox One owners, which brings a huge catalogue of games that you can download and play as long as you pay the subscription is coming to PC, it's been officially confirmed by tech giant Microsoft.

In an announcement, published today, Xbox head Phil Spencer talked about Microsoft's responsibility to offer PC gamers as many options as possible, something they didn't do in the past. "We've not always lived up to our aspiration of keeping gamers at the centre of everything we do when it comes to the experience they've had on Windows," Spencer said.

Now, that is set to change as Microsoft recognized that Windows is a gaming platform that deserves as much attention as their console - Xbox One. According to the announcement, Xbox Game Pass for PC will give players unlimited access to "a curated library of over 100 high-quality" titles on Windows 10. 

These "well-known" games are from publishers like Bethesda, Deep Silver, Devolver Digital, Paradox Interactive, SEGA and others. Furthermore, the goal is to include new games from Xbox Game Studios in Xbox Game Pass for PC the same day as their global release, including titles from Obsidian and inXile, Microsoft's newly acquired studios.

Microsoft also said they are working with over 75 developers and publishers to bring their games to Xbox Game Pass for PC as they want to ensure that library of games remains fresh and full of great PC titles across a variety of genres and new games each month.

At the moment, there are no details about the pricing on the potential launch date. However, Microsoft confirmed they will talk more about Xbox Game Pass for PC on E3 2019, which is starting next week. Xbox Game Pass costs $9.99 a month on Xbox One, which will probably be the price on PC, but we shall see soon.

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You can check Microsoft's announcement here.