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Microsoft Gives PC Gamers A Boost

Paul Rubens - May 31, 2019 - 05:15 AM
Microsoft Gives PC Gamers  A Boost
Xbox Game Pass for PC subscribers will be able to play over 100 games for a monthly fee.

(CCM) — Gamers who prefer to play on a PC rather than a console received a massive boost from Microsoft with the announcement of a new PC game subscription service.

The company is preparing to launch the Xbox Game Pass for PC, which will work on similar lines to Microsoft's Xbox game subscription service, according to a PC Gamer report. That means that for a monthly fee subscribers will be able to access more than 100 games from publishers including Sega, Paradox, Bethesda, Deep Silver, and Devolver, and play as many as that want every month. New games will be added to the roster every month, according to the report, and Microsoft's own games will be made available on the subscription service as soon as they are released, it added.

As a further bonus, subscribers to Xbox Game Pass for PC will be able to buy any game which is included in the pass with a 20 per cent discount from the Microsoft Store. Monthly subscription fees have yet to be announced.

Microsoft has also announced that many Xbox Game Studios PC games will no longer only be available only through the Microsoft Store in Universal Windows App (UWA) format. Instead, users will be able to get them from multiple sources, including Steam. This move is likely to be popular with gamers because UWA games are hard to mod, overlay, or use with tools like ReShade, the report points out.

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