Valve willing to help Microsoft bring Xbox Game Pass to PC
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The CEO of Valve, Gabe Newell is open to Microsoft’s plan on launching Xbox Game Pass on Steam. As stated in an interview with PC GAMER, He confirms that Valve has no plans on launching a game subscription service similar to the likes of Xbox Game Pass and EA play by Electronic Arts, but they are willing to work with Microsoft to help in launching Xbox Game Pass on PC.
Game Subscription services like Xbox Game pass offers consumers access to hundreds of games in exchange for a monthly subscription fee. These services provide gamers with cheap and accessible way to play and enjoy games across multiple platforms and cross play between different platforms, therefore allowing consumers to some money than.
Microsoft has showed that they are not yet ready to bring the Xbox Game Pass to Steam. The company started selling and distributing games by Xbox Games Studios in Steam in 2019 but the service remains exclusive to Microsoft’s store.
But still, both Microsoft and Valve held discussions about bringing the Game Pass subscription service to Steam, the dominant marketplace for PC games but the plan is still being formulated and may be cancelled and never happen. Valve’s taking a 20% cut of the sales on its marketplace may be one of the reasons why Microsoft has hesitated on bringing the game pass on Steam.