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Xbox Game Pass announced for PC

OnionPowder

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Oct 25, 2017
4,084
Orlando, FL
Gamepass is already on PC? I use it?
Gamepass on PC is a side effect not it's goal. The only reason you get to use it is because of the few Play Anywhere titles. This is a separate thing that will be fully catered to PC so we'll get 100+ games including stuff only on PC vs just a few games that happen to have UWP versions on the Windows Store AND are play anywhere on GamePass.

Even then it's still pretty bad, i can't get We Happy Few to play or download anymore after it initially used to work.
 

Granadier

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Nov 4, 2018
1,031
Brooklyn
To everyone asking/surprised about this being a separate sub.

Have you paid attention at all to game pass over the last two years? It's pricing hasn't changed and always was an extra sub.
 

ElMexiMerican

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Oct 25, 2017
1,091
Bundle this with the normal GP for Xbox One (if it is a separate sub to begin with) for 15 and I'll upgrade. Would probably get rid of my Humble Monthly subscription too bc I feel like I'll personally get more value out of GP.
 

KamenRiderEra

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Oct 25, 2017
1,128
Yes! I have finished Gears 4 campaign last night and was looking the games list available on pc.... It's very short.... Gamepass cost me only 1 real, and will last till august.... Very anxious to see other games added.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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To everyone asking/surprised about this being a separate sub.

Have you paid attention at all to game pass over the last two years? It's pricing hasn't changed and always was an extra sub.
I think people are surprised it's a separate sub to the Xbox Game Pass, especially when they're both called 'Xbox Game Pass', and up until now the Xbox Game Pass has been a single sub for both platforms (even if the PC selection had been limited to cross-play games).
 

Jahranimo

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Oct 25, 2017
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Need to finish planning out my PC build asap....but won't be able to build asap cause money.

Everything about this sounds great, especially with not having a XB1 during this gen.
 

haej

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Apr 1, 2019
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Any chance of introducing 360-era games with this? Their 360 emu is pretty nice piece of code and playing RDR or Fable 2 on PC would be awesome.
 

Lukas Taves

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Oct 28, 2017
4,332
Brazil
Now that MS Store supports win32 as is, I imagine Ms must be looking at the steam catalog as possible additions to gamepass.

It should be super simple to port, easy money for the developer, and for Ms it's a win as well, because they are finally going to get the content. And with gamepass being worth it, likely going to get some new clients that wouldn’t touch the win store before as well
 
Oct 25, 2017
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To everyone asking/surprised about this being a separate sub.

Have you paid attention at all to game pass over the last two years? It's pricing hasn't changed and always was an extra sub.
I'm a little surprised because this slightly goes against MS's clear intention of unifying their services/software across more platforms, but I also understand that they probably have to pay separate licensing or do separate business deals of some kind to get PC game pass to a place comparable to Xbox game pass. I hope they have insane introductory rates (eg 1 dollar for 3 months) for PC as they have had for console.

I guess the "ultimate pass" is still in the spirit of unification, though not relevant to me personally.
 

BIG J

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Oct 27, 2017
893
Gamepass to PC and more games to steam. I can't see the next xbox console selling as well as the XB1. They're giving less and less reasons to buy it. They made the right choice as they can't compete with the ps4 and Switch. Might as well maximise your revenue from other avenues.
i think they mentioned that they care less about selling units and more about people being in there ecosystem and using there services.
 

Kerotan

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Oct 31, 2018
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i think they mentioned that they care less about selling units and more about people being in there ecosystem and using there services.
Do you believe all PR? They're hardly going to say we really care about selling xbox units but currently we get outsold 4/5:1 by the switch and PS4 on a weekly basis.
 

Rowsdower

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Oct 27, 2017
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Nice. I was thinking of building a new PC in the next few months. If MS can get 360/OG Xbox games on this, I might sell my X and stick to Game Pass from now on. Would reduce clutter under my TV.
 

amardilo

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Oct 30, 2017
142
UK
I'm glad they are doing this for PC but not sure I like the idea of it being a separate subscription as having 2 subscriptions seems expensive.

If it is 2 seperate subs I hope they do something like 2 subs (Xbox and PC) at a discounted price.
 

Chaz

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
3,061
Scotland, UK
Gamepass to PC and more games to steam. I can't see the next xbox console selling as well as the XB1. They're giving less and less reasons to buy it. They made the right choice as they can't compete with the ps4 and Switch. Might as well maximise your revenue from other avenues.
We are entering a new age where console sales are no longer as important as they used to be. It’s all about having your product reach as many people as possible through as many means as possible.

Framing this as Microsoft ‘admitting defeat’ is so childish. Console war bs is so embarrassing.
 

Aztechnology

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Oct 25, 2017
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Biggest part of the news for me in addition to MCC
we are excited to share that we will be enabling full support for native Win32 games to the Microsoft Store on Windows. This will unlock more options for developers and gamers alike, allowing for the customization and control they’ve come to expect from the open Windows gaming ecosystem
 

SuikerBrood

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Jan 21, 2018
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I'm glad they are doing this for PC but not sure I like the idea of it being a separate subscription as having 2 subscriptions seems expensive.

If it is 2 seperate subs I hope they do something like 2 subs (Xbox and PC) at a discounted price.
This will be included in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Game Pass & Xbox Game Pass PC) for $15 per month.
 

JayWood2010

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Oct 27, 2017
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We are entering a new age where console sales are no longer as important as they used to be. It’s all about having your product reach as many people as possible through as many means as possible.

Framing this as Microsoft ‘admitting defeat’ is so childish. Console war bs is so embarrassing.
You're right, but you also need to understand who you're quoting.

Gaming is going in a direction similar to cinema and music. Next generation we will start seeing a broader approach from Sony as well. Im not so sure on Nintendo, but it is rumored for them to be partnering up with Microsoft Azure.
 

Kerotan

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Oct 31, 2018
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We are entering a new age where console sales are no longer as important as they used to be. It’s all about having your product reach as many people as possible through as many means as possible.

Framing this as Microsoft ‘admitting defeat’ is so childish. Console war bs is so embarrassing.
We are in a time when the PS4 has sold 100m and will sell many more. The PS5 and Switch could both sell 100m. The profits these consoles bring in is insane. MS were forced to change their strategy due to lackluster xbox performance.

Sony will be happy with the shift because when it comes down to the consumer asking which platforms to buy the PS4 + PC combination looks more attractive then Xbox + PC.

I'm predicting next gen the PS5 will outsell the Next box at a faster rate.
 

Laser Man

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Oct 26, 2017
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I don't do subscriptions, will MS lock their games behind a sub or are they going to sell their games separately on Steam & co?
 

Chaz

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Oct 25, 2017
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Scotland, UK
We are in a time when the PS4 has sold 100m and will sell many more. The PS5 and Switch could both sell 100m. The profits these consoles bring in is insane. MS were forced to change their strategy due to lackluster xbox performance.

Sony will be happy with the shift because when it comes down to the consumer asking which platforms to buy the PS4 + PC combination looks more attractive then Xbox + PC.

I'm predicting next gen the PS5 will outsell the Next box at a faster rate.
Way to completely ignore every point I made.

Like I said, console sales will not be the be all end all next gen like it is this generation. Streaming is about to make a massive boom, where it will no longer be “who sold more hardware” but “who has more people interacting with their platform”.
 

Ebtesam

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Apr 1, 2018
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We are entering a new age where console sales are no longer as important as they used to be. It’s all about having your product reach as many people as possible through as many means as possible.

Framing this as Microsoft ‘admitting defeat’ is so childish. Console war bs is so embarrassing.
yet the PS4 and Switch keep selling very well and very Fast!!
 

Chaz

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Oct 25, 2017
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Scotland, UK
yet the PS4 and Switch keep selling very well and very Fast!!
First of all, I am talking about next gen where we will have Microsofts streaming console, Stadia, Sony will likely expand on their streaming offerings.

Second of all, I never said the numbers would slow down, only that the numbers would not hold as much weight compared to this gen. Especially if you can stream games to your phones & tablets (like Stadia)
 

Imitatio

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Feb 19, 2018
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They're really pushing the whole service thing with the game pass. Wow. MS going beyond simple hardware platforms, just as expected.
 

Kerotan

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Oct 31, 2018
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Way to completely ignore every point I made.

Like I said, console sales will not be the be all end all next gen like it is this generation. Streaming is about to make a massive boom, where it will no longer be “who sold more hardware” but “who has more people interacting with their platform”.
Streaming will be a small % of the market next gen. It will take to the PS6 gen at least. To act like the console sales themselves won't be the most important for the big 3 is ignoring the reality of the market.