Xbox's Game Pass subscription service is coming to PC

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella revealed the details in a quarterly earnings call.

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Xbox's Game Pass is coming to PC.


During a quarterly earnings call on Wednesday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella revealed that Game Pass is coming to PC, as reported by EuroGamer.

Game Pass is a subscription-based service that lets you stream over 100 games to your Xbox for a monthly price of $10, £8 or AU$11. It's a lot like Netflix for video games , with access to a changing library and the ability to play highly anticipated games on launch day.

Microsoft has slowly been making Xbox more integrated with Windows, and support for Game Pass on PC is yet another example.

Although Nadella mentioned that Game Pass would be coming to PC, he didn't provide specifics about when that would happen. There's also no word yet whether the PC Game Pass would share the same library of games as the one on Xbox.

A Microsoft spokesperson gave CNET the following statement:

We're committed to ensuring that Xbox Game Pass continues to provide great value and choice to our fans. We believe this content and service can play across platforms. Currently, there are a select number of Xbox Play Anywhere titles in the Game Pass catalog which enable members to play those titles on either an Xbox One or on their Windows 10 PC. We see lots of opportunity to improve and expand Game Pass, but have nothing further to announce at this time. 

Update, 12:50 p.m. PT: Added Microsoft statement.